Attacker Keen On Joining Arsenal Despite Holding Transfer Talks With Liverpool

By on January 12, 2018

The January transfer window is now open so clubs are working hard trying to strengthen their squads for the second half of the season and put deals in place for the summer. Today, the latest on Riyad Mahrez….

Riyad Mahrez

Leicester City attacker Riyad Mahrez would prefer to join Arsenal despite holding talks with Liverpool over a move to Anfield this month, according to the Express.

Jurgen Klopp is in the market for another attacker after losing Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona and Mahrez is one of a number of players who has been linked with a move to Liverpool in recent weeks.

The Express claim that the Algerian international is on Klopp’s wish-list despite the club denying their interest as the German coach prepares for life without Coutinho.

The Reds are trying to bring forward their deal to sign Naby Keita but Klopp remains keen on Mahrez and the report says his agents have held talks with the Merseysiders about a move to Anfield.

However, Liverpool are not his first choice as the Express claim that Mahrez would prefer a move to Arsenal as he’s just bought a property in London and wants to live in the capital.

The Gunners have constantly been linked with Mahrez in recent years and reportedly came close to signing him after he helped lead Leicester to the Premier League title in 2016.

Arsene Wenger is on the look out for another attacker as Alexis Sanchez is expected to leave this month and Mahrez is seemingly keen to replace him at the Emirates if a deal could be agreed.

Leicester are desperate to keep hold of the 26-year-old but they would surely be forced in to selling if the likes of Arsenal or Liverpool come calling with tempting offers this month.

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The duo are also being linked with other top names such as Thomas Lemar and Malcom so we’ll have to wait and see whether Arsenal or Liverpool decide to formalise their interest in Mahrez over the coming weeks.

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