Arsenal Ready to Hijack Barcelona Deal for £25 million Rated Striker

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Arsenal have reportedly eying up a summer swoop for Leicester City star Riyad Mahrez, who is set to be offered a new deal to extend his stay at the Ling Power Stadium. The Gunner are ready to lock horns with Barcelona and Chelsea who have shown interested in the Algeria international.

The Algeria international has been the star of the Premier League season alongside his team-mates Jamie Vardy and N’Golo Kante, helping the Foxes get ranked as the favorite title challengers. Relegation is now not a threat to Leicester.

Mahrez has been in sensational form this term and Leicester are very interested to offer him a new bumper deal that will see him increase his stay at the club.

Earlier, there were speculations that Leicester were ready to double the forward’s wages, but Barcelona’s interest has attracted the player who is ready to face a new challenge in his career.

The player’s interest to leave the club has put Arsenal on red alert – Arsenal are also very much ready to secure his services because his club also has less confidence in keeping him.

The 20-year-old Algerian has release clause of between £20 million and £25 million, a price that Arsenal and Barcelona are ready to part with to see the player move from Leicester.