Manchester United reportedly open talks with Riyad Mahrez representatives

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The Leicester City player has been linked with a move to Manchester United.

According to a report from France Football, Manchester United are interested in signing Leicester City sensation Riyad Mahrez.

The 24-year-old right winger has been in great form this season, scoring eight goals and providing four assists in just 12 appearances; and after his match-winning brace against West Bromwich Albion at the weekend the talk of a potential exit has begun.

In truth Leicester will surely do everything in their power to keep the Algerian international at the club, especially when you consider he has a contract until the summer of 2019, but United are reportedly willing to spend big to bring him to Old Trafford.

The report from France Football even claims United have already opened talks with the player’s representatives ahead of a proposed move, but it remains to be seen if it is anything more than paper-talk at this time.

United are certainly in desperate need of more pace and attacking intent having struggled to even score on too many occasions under manager Louis van Gaal, drawing blanks in their last three matches, but Leicester are the surprise outfit of the season and do not expect them to allow anyone to leave unless they get an offer they cannot refuse.

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