Leicester set to discuss the sale of Mahrez? By AH
The latest rumours surrounding Riyad Mahrez may suggest that deal is underway with the Gunners, but in reality we all know to take this with a pinch of salt considering Arsenal’s track record when it comes to transfers. Arsenal may not be in full negotiations with Leicester, but are the Premier League champions set to discuss a potential sale?
The Metro are reporting this evening that Leicester City owners are meeting in Los Angeles to discuss the futures of Mahrez, Chilwell and Schlupp, who are all reportedly under the watchful eye of other Premier League clubs. Schmeichel and Drinkwater are also on the agenda, whilst Simpson, who is in his final contracted year, is set for talks about his future.
The Metro quote Sky Sports sources behind the reason to believe that those players mentioned are currently attracting interest from other parties outside Leicester and so it was deemed that an ’emergency meeting’ would be called between club officials.
The owners will of course be discussing Mahrez’s link to Arsenal and although there seems to be nothing concrete in the works yet, Arsenal’s interest is clear. Arsenal were actively in the market for a winger earlier in the summer in the shape of Henrikh Mkhitaryan, whilst the Gunners have also been linked with the likes of Draxler and Turan. At a rumoured £41 million, Mahrez would be the most expensive option of the window but perhaps Wenger is willing to play such kind of money for the talent that Mahrez, the PFA Player of the Year, has to offer to the Premier League.
We can all hope that there are some more developments in Arsenal’s hunt for Mahrez, but given that Ranieri is under the impression that no more of his stars will leave after Kante, perhaps the Gunners will be set up for disappointment again.