Arsenal set to beat Chelsea and Barcelona to £50 million superstar
Arsenal could be set to make a massive mark in the transfer window, as they draw closer to landing Riyad Mahrez from Leicester City.
The winger is a hot property, and is wanted by several clubs – including Chelsea and Barcelona, but it seems Mahrez has decided to join Arsene Wenger and the Gunners – and given he’s spoken on more than one occasion about how much he admires the Frenchman, it shouldn’t really come as much of a shock.
Reports in Spain suggest that while Mahrez did initially want a move to Barcelona, the Cules are taking too long to push things through, and he will go with an offer from Arsenal to ensure a move happens this summer.
Of course, any move for Mahrez could well help Arsenal if Alexis Sanchez does leave the club, and fans may well start to panic should £50 million be spent on the winger – and worry that Alexis will soon be off.
As for Chelsea and Barcelona, both are preparing for huge money deals this summer, but neither seem interested in landing Mahrez while there are more important positions to fill and other players to land.