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Barcelona rival Arsenal for January signing of in-form Premier League striker

Barca & Gunners chasing Prem goal machine.

Barcelona are ready to rival Arsenal for the shock signing of in-form Leicester City forward Riyad Mahrez in the January transfer window, according to reports.

The Catalan giants are looking at a number of options to strengthen their squad when their transfer ban ends this winter, with the Algerian international one of the names on their list, according to talkSPORT.

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Barca are also thought to be looking at Manchester City wide-man Jesus Navas as a replacement for Chelsea’s new signing Pedro, while Arsenal themselves could see Theo Walcott poached by the La Liga champions.

Still, Mahrez’s fine form for the Foxes at the start of this season has also attracted plenty of interest, with Arsenal known to have made enquiries over the 24-year-old on deadline day.

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