Mahrez Agrees To Join Arsenal Ahead Of Chelsea As Gunners Close-In On £42m Deal

By on July 23, 2016

The summer transfer window is now open for business so we’ll bring you all the latest transfer rumours and gossip from around the globe. Today, Riyad Mahrez is close to joining Arsenal….

Riyad Mahrez

Leicester City attacker Rihad Mahrez has snubbed interest from the likes of Chelsea and has decided to join Arsenal with the Gunners closing-in on a potential £42m deal, according to Eurosport FR.

Mahrez has become one of the most sought-after players of the summer transfer window after scoring 17 goals and setting up 10 assists to help the Foxes march towards a shock Premier League title win last season.

Claudio Ranieri has been desperately trying to keep hold of the PFA Player of the Year and appeared to have been successful after declaring last week that Mahrez had decided to remain at the King Power for at least another year.

However, Eurosport FR claim that this was nothing more than a pressure tactic to try and persuade the 25-year-old to stay and the Italian coaches attempts have failed as Mahrez has now decided to leave with Arsenal his chosen destination.

The news outlet states that the Algerian international has snubbed interest from the likes of Chelsea and has accepted an offer from Arsenal following further talks between Arsene Wenger and his agent Kamel Bengougam after their friendly game with Lens on Friday night.

Eurosport FR claim that Arsenal will now table a formal £42m (€50m) offer to Leicester and the move is set to be wrapped-up quickly as the Foxes aren’t expected to stand in Mahrez’s way now that he’s decided to leave.

Ranieri has already signed Nigerian international Ahmed Musa from CSKA Moscow as a replacement and it looks like Mahrez is now set to begin a new chapter in his career in North London.

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Wenger is in the market for attacking reinforcements and Mahrez could be viewed as a potential replacement for Theo Walcott with the England international’s future at Arsenal in doubt after a disappointing campaign last season.

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We’ll have to wait and see how things develop over the coming days but Mahrez would be a sensational signing for the Gunners if they could get this proposed deal over the line and he’d form a devastating attack alongside the likes of Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez.

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5 Comments

  1. Godwin

    July 23, 2016 at 10:26 am

    I want thank you lord

  2. ahmed abdul

    July 23, 2016 at 10:43 am

    ilove MY religion islam ilove MY club arsenal ilove MY country niger république ilove MY people

  3. Geekaybee

    July 23, 2016 at 11:06 am

    He wants to be here, we want him here, Leicester will sell to us. It took about six weeks to sign a 2.5 million youngster. Can’t we do better than that with this transfer? Let’s get him now and stop the silly rumours about other targets. hi

  4. ayo shash

    July 23, 2016 at 2:10 pm

    Arsene i beg you in the name of God please put pen to paper and get Mahrez and Turan for my beloved club and any clinical striker as well we need the throphy like never before #Gooner4lyf

  5. henry

    July 23, 2016 at 8:07 pm

    Guys please don’t get over enxcited about Mahrez,cos the arsena we no will not do anything.

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