We may soon know whether Arsene Wenger was serious about trying to sign Riyad Mahrez for Arsenal this summer, as he suggested recently was a possibility. The Leicester City and Algerian international star did not enjoy the same spectacular sort of season as the previous one, but he does at least seem to be more available now.
But that has not transmitted itself into any concrete offers from Arsenal or any other club, according to the player himself. Sky Sports are reporting that the talented 26-year old says that he has an agreement with his current club that he can leave after he decided to stay another season after helping them to that shock Premier League title win.
Wenger tried to sign the Algerian and his club mate Jamie Vardy only to be snubbed by both players last summer so I wonder if he is getting a little bit of his own back now. Another reason for the delay in bidding for Mahrez could be because the boss has his eyes on someone else and according to many Arsenal transfer rumours that man could be the Real Madrid and Colombia attacking midfielder James Rodriguez.
Wenger could be about to see James sign for Chelsea though, according to a report in the Spanish paper AS. If that move does happen, will it be the signal for Arsenal to go for Mahrez I wonder?