Reports are spanning social media with claims that Riyad Mahrez could be set to join Chelsea, after Adidas started selling Blues kits with his name and the number 7 on them.
The winger was reported on Eurosport in France to have agreed a move to Arsenal only yesterday, but that appears to be false, given he was with his Leicester side in Scotland, and started and played more than 50% of the match against Celtic.
Today however, there are claims that Chelsea could be close to having him join them in West London, following N’Golo Kante from Leicester City to work under Antonio Conte.
A Twitter account has a screenshot of the official Adidas UK website, advertising and selling Chelsea shirts, with Mahrez wearing the number 7 strip.
— Chelseaolic (@Chelseaolic) 23 July 2016
The website is claimed to have since removed the Mahrez shirts from sale, but that will not stop the rumour mill from assuming that there could well be a reason for the mistake.
This could well mean that a third Leicester City player has snubbed the advances of our club in this window, following Jamie Vardy’s much-publicised decision not to leave his current club, while Kante preferred to join Chelsea.
Would Mahrez’s possible capture for Arsenal take some of the goalscoring pressure off of Olivier Giroud? He did outscore any of our players last term…