Odds update: Liverpool leap-frog Tottenham as 7/2 favourites to sign Riyad Mahrez

Riyad Mahrez of Leicester looks on during the pre-season friendly match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Leicester City at Molineux on July 29, 2017 in Wolverhampton, England.

Liverpool lead Tottenham Hotspur in the race to sign Leicester City's Riyad Mahrez, according to the bookies.

Popular bookmakers SkyBET have installed the Reds as the new favourites in the race to sign Foxes winger Riyad Mahrez.

The 26-year-old winger is one of the most highly sought-after properties in Europe this summer, and Leicester have slapped a £50 million price-tag on him, in a bid to warn off any potential suitors, according to the Telegraph.

Riyad Mahrez of Leicester in action during the pre-season friendly match between Luton Town and Leicester City at Kenilworth Road on July 26, 2017 in Luton, England.

The Algeria international has made it clear that he wants out of the King Power Stadium though, so it would be no surprise to see him leave the east Midlands outfit before the transfer window slams shut.

And SkyBET believe that Merseyside could very well be Mahrez's next destination, listing Liverpool as the new 7/2 favourites in the race to obtain his signature, ahead of Tottenham at 11/2.

The Reds' need for the Leicester man will surely hinge on whether they manage to keep hold of Philippe Coutinho this summer. If they do go on to sell the Brazilian though, Mahrez would be the ideal replacement, and in today's currently inflated transfer market, £50 million does not seem too unreasonable.

The 26-year-old is also exactly the kind of player that Spurs need, but Tottenham fans will certainly not be banking on Daniel Levy spending the kind of money needed to prise Mahrez away from the Foxes.

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Riyad Mahrez of Leicester in action during the pre-season friendly match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Leicester City at Molineux on July 29, 2017 in Wolverhampton, England.

 

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