Three players that could replace Riyad Mahrez at Leicester City

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.

As Leicester City brace themselves for life after Mahrez, who could replace him at the King Power Stadium?

Paris Saint-Germain's French forward Hatem Ben Arfa (R) vies with Lorient's French defender Vincent Le Goff during the French L1 football match Lorient vs Paris SG at the Moustoir stadium...

After nearly three years of being rumoured to leave Leicester City, this may be Riyad Mahrez's final season with the club. Manchester City seem set on capturing the Algerian's signature while Arsenal have been also mentioned once or twice over the past few weeks.

Should Mahrez leave Leicester, the club will have to act fast to replace him, and here are three players they should consider:

Hatem Ben Arfa

The first potential replacement for Mahrez is Hatem Ben Arfa, the skilful French winger currently on the books at PSG. Ben Arfa has already spent some time in the Premier League, spending four years at Newcastle and one on loan at Hull. He is a strong dribbler of the ball and often relies on his footwork to get out of tricky situations, similarly to Mahrez.

Even better, Ben Arfa's contract with PSG is set to expire in the summer and the French club do not appear interested in renewing it.  At 31, his age could prove to be a barrier and Leicester may choose to opt for a slightly younger option.

Johann Gudmundsson of Burnley warms up prior to the Premier League match between Burnley and Southampton at Turf Moor on February 24, 2018 in Burnley, England.

Johann Berg Gudmundsson

Burnley's Icelandic winger Johann Berg Gudmundsson has impressed this season and helped guide Burnley to a respectable top-seven finish. Gudmundsson has been ever-present, starting 29 times; scoring twice and assisting a further eight in the process.

Gudmundsson could be the ideal domestic replacement as a player who has impressed in the Premier League recently. Leicester have been reportedly interested in bringing the Icelander to the King Power Stadium. Transfermarkt value Gudmundsson at £3.6 million but it is unlikely that Burnley will be willing to let him go for that cheap.

Patrick Roberts of Celtic celebrates after he scores his team's fourth goal  during the Ladbrokes Premiership match between Hearts and Celtic at Tynecastle Stadium on April 2, 2017 in...

Patrick Roberts

Perhaps more of a gamble than the other two players on this list, Patrick Roberts is currently on loan at Celtic from Manchester City. 

Signed from Fulham in 2015, Roberts has failed to break into City's first-team and has been on loan in Glasgow since February 2016. The 21-year-old has shown moments of brilliance but has largely failed to feature for Celtic this season.

With a lot of potential, a big break at a Premier League club like Leicester could be just what the young forward needs. 

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