There are quite a few IFs in this particular Arsenal transfer rumour, or the latest development in an ongoing rumour because Arsene Wenger did try to sign Riyad Mahrez last summer but was knocked back by the Algerian international who agreed to another season with Leicester City.
After Wenger spoke highly of the attacking star once again recently and even hinted at a possible bid many of us thought it was about to happen but Mahrez himself has revealed that no offers have been made as yet and although there could be good reasons for this delay from the Arsenal boss, it could spell bad news for our transfer pursuit.
That is because The Mirror are reporting that the Italian Serie A champions Juventus have become interested in the 26-year old after their own attempts to sign Douglas Costa from Bayern Munich have not gone so well.
The Turin club is still hoping to get the Costa deal done, apparently, so if Arsenal were to move now we might have a clear run at him. Any more delay, however, could see us up against Juventus who reached the Champions League final this year and are hot favourites to retain the title next season.
Which would you prefer if you were Mahrez?