Photos: Mahrez trains with teammates as Arsenal rumours persist

Leicester's Riyad Mahrez

The Algerian looked relaxed during pre-season training in California.

Leicester City star Riyad Mahrez showed little sign of being distracted by the speculation over his future, cutting a relaxed figure while training with his teammates during their pre-season tour of the US on Monday.

Claudio Ranieri's men face French giants Paris Saint-Germain at the StubHub Center in Los Angeles on July 30 and they looked in spirited mood during a vigorous session.

Leicester's Riyad Mahrez

Captain Wes Morgan, Danny Drinkwater and Andy King were all seen working on their fitness, but most of the attention is likely to be around Mahrez, who continues to be linked with a move to Arsenal.

Riyad Mahrez celebrates after scoring the first goal for Leicester 

Eurosport claimed that a £41.8million deal was close to completion, adding that the 25-year-old's agent Kamel Bengougam had spoken to Arsenal following their friendly against Lens on Friday night.

Leicester's Riyad Mahrez in action with Celtic's Emilio Izaguirre

However, those reports were quashed when Bengougam was reported by The Daily Mail as saying he was there to watch 18-year-old client Jean-Ricner Bellegarde.

An improved contract is understood to be on the table for the PFA Player of the Year, but the Algerian is yet to sign and questions will remain for some time to come.

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