Liverpool open talks to sign Riyad Mahrez but Leicester City star wants Arsenal transfer

Riyad Mahrez favours a move to Arsenal over Liverpool (Picture: Getty)

Liverpool are in talks to sign Leicester City winger Riyad Mahrez but the Algerian is holding out on a late move from Arsenal.

The 26-year-old has been identified by Jurgen Klopp as a replacement for Philippe Coutinho and Liverpool have cash to spend following the Brazilian’s £142million move to the Camp Nou.

Mahrez handed in a transfer request last summer in a bid to force through a move to a top-six club but suitors were put off by Leicester’s £50m valuation.

However, the former PFA Player of the Year has recaptured the form that helped guide the… Read the full story

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