Arsenal have joined the pursuit of Leicester City star Riyad Mahrez. ESPN claims that the Gunners are keeping tabs on the Algerian international and are expected to make a move for him in the summer transfer window.
The 25-year old has scored 14 goals and provided ten assists for table toppers Leicester City this season. His spectacular form this season has attracted the attentions of the likes of Man Utd, Barcelona and Real Madrid.
Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri recently revealed that he would allow Mahrez to leave the club in summer if the player requests a move.
“If Riyad plays well he continues to play. If he thinks about other teams he comes with me on the bench,” the Italian said.
“If I am Riyad I say: ‘There are a lot of teams who want me. OK, I have to show more if I want to go there. I have to show my best, because if I should do my best maybe, they want to buy me.’
“We want to keep all our players. We believe in them. But if a player comes to me and says: ‘Boss, I want to go there because it’s my ambition to go there.’ I’ll say: ‘Go and enjoy and have good luck.’
“Because I only want players who are happy to stay here, because sooner or later we grow up a lot. Of course, not like Barcelona or Real Madrid, but Leicester will be a very good team.”