Cape Town - The
long-running transfer saga surrounding Leicester City attacking
midfielder Riyad Mahrez could soon come to an end after the Algeria
international reportedly agreed to join Arsenal.
According to Algerian newspaper Le Buteur, the 25-year-old met with
Gunners boss Arsene Wenger this week, where he shook hands on a proposed
transfer to the Emirates ahead of the 2016/17 Premier League campaign.
The latest revelation follows just days after Foxes boss Claudio
Ranieri suggested Mahrez's head had been turned by Arsenal interest.
Ranieri is determined to retain the services of last season's PFA
Player of the Year, especially after seeing another key player in N'Golo
Kante join Chelsea.
Leicester are said to be preparing an improved contract offer of
£100 000 a week in a bid to retain the services of Mahrez, but the
player seemingly has his heart set on a move to the London outfit.
Mahrez made 39 appearances in all competitions for the Foxes last season, bagging 18 goals and providing 11 assists.