Report: Riyad Mahrez's agents hold Liverpool talks, player wants Arsenal switch though

Riyad Mahrez of Leicester City scores the opening goal during the Premier League match between Leicester City and Huddersfield Town at The King Power Stadium on January 1, 2018 in...

The Leicester City ace has been linked with moves to Arsenal and Liverpool.

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

Foxes ace Riyad Mahrez's representatives have begun talks with the Reds over a potential transfer this month, but the player himself wants to join Arsenal instead, according to the Express.

The Algerian ace has been hotly tipped for an exit from the King Power Stadium this season, although the Telegraph claim that he will not be sold for a penny less than £50 million.

It could be argued that the fee mentioned actually represents good value for money, however, in what is currently a ludicrously inflated transfer market.

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.

Quite where he will end up though is anyone's guess.

The Express claim that Mahrez's agents have already begun talks with Liverpool chiefs over the possibility of a January transfer, but the 26-year-old is desperate to link up with Arsene Wenger at the Emirates instead.

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.

Following Philippe Coutinho's exit from Anfield and Alexis Sanchez's likely departure from the Emirates, the addition of Mahrez would undoubtedly be a major coup for either side.

Leicester will, of course, want to keep hold of the winger, but failing that, a bidding war between Arsenal and Liverpool for his services will have to suffice.

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