Arsenal close in on £37m transfer for 17-goal Leicester City star

Arsenal are closing in on a £37 million move for Leicester City star Riyad Mahrez according to the Daily Star [via Le Buteur].

Per the source, the Algerian intentional will join the North London based outfit over the next few days. In fact the report claims that Mahrez has already agreed a contract with the Gunners.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is reported to ready to shell out £37 million to sign the 25-year-old.

Mahrez played a key role in The Foxes Premier League winning side last season scoring 17 times and providing 10 assists.

Leicester are however, working hard to keep their star players at the club after losing N’Golo Kante to Chelsea.

Foxes boss Claudio Ranieri has managed to convince Jamie Vardy to stay and was reported to be confident regarding Mahrez’s future at the club.

Ranieri has insisted that he believes the Algerian international will stay with the Foxes over the transfer window.

“I’m confident, of course,” Ranieri said when asked if Mahrez would stay, as reported by ESPN FC.

“We know very well there are other teams who must win the Premier League. We just have to defend it.

“I changed him [in the friendly against Celtic] at last because I said ‘okay, his job is done, it’s better to avoid injury.’

“I’m very happy, we have a very good dressing room. The players who came in are very good.”

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