Leicester are apparently resigned to losing Riyad Mahrez to Arsenal this summer.
- Mahrez signed new deal with Leicester last year
- Mahrez to leave Leicester City amid Arsenal interest
- Wenger teases fans with ‘not yet’ comment over Mahrez signing
- Riyad Mahrez wants Leicester to reduce asking price
- Leicester seek Mahrez replacement, resign themselves to losing player
After Arsenal’s approach last season, the Foxes have reportedly resigned themselves to the fact that they won’t be able to hold onto Mahrez his time.
Craig Shakespeare’s side are reportedly demanding £50m for the winger, who was awarded Leicester’s player of the season for their title-winning campaign. However, since the 26-year-old is rather keen to leave after a pretty poor season, he’s allegedly fighting to have that fee reduced.
Arsene Wenger dropped a huge hint that this there could actually be truth to this rumour by recently claiming that the Gunners hadn’t bid for the Leicester man ‘yet’, saying, “We have not made a bid for him but personally I like the player, yes.
“’I think he had a huge impact at Leicester when they won the championship like everybody else at Leicester.
“It’s been a different season this year but it doesn’t take anything away from his qualities.
“Have we made a bid for him? No. Not yet. Not yet means it could happen, it could not happen.”
The Foxes are said to be lining up a £30m move for Swansea’s Gylfi Sigurdsson as a replacement.