Chelsea rival Arsenal for wantaway Premier League star
Chelsea are the latest club to show an interest in signing Leicester star Riyad Mahrez this summer, per Metro.
Mahrez, 26, has informed the Foxes he wants to leave the club, a year after helping them win the Premier League title and clinching the PFA Player of the Year award.
Many expected him to leave last summer, only for him to stay and help the club to the quarter finals of the Champions League. But he has decided that now is the time to depart.
Leicester will not want to lose their prized asset and have reportedly demanded £40million for him, though it is looking increasingly likely that he has played his final game for the club.
#Chelsea are monitoring the situation of Riyad Mahrez as Antonio Conte plots how to provide greater cover for Eden Hazard. [Telegraph]— Chelsea HQ ? (@Chelsea_HQ) June 7, 2017
Chelsea are just the latest club to be linked with him. Arsenal and even Barcelona are believed to be monitoring developments on his future.
Blues boss Antonio Conte is keen on reshaping his squad for their return to Europe’s premier club competition after winning the Premier League last season.