Leicester City have conceded that Riyad Mahrez will join up with Arsenal in the summer transfer window, according to reports.
Mahrez had an underwhelming campaign for the Foxes, off the back of the side’s incredible title-winning season in 2015/16, and the 26-year-old forward is being heavily linked with a move away from the King Power Stadium ahead of the 2017/18 campaign.
The Sun suggest the Gunners have ramped up their interest in Mahrez in recent weeks and Craig Shakespeare is now resigned to the fact the Algerian is on his way to the Emirates.
It’s understood Leicester are lining up Gylfi Sigurdsson as a possible replacement, with both Tottenham and Everton also interested in the Iceland international.
The Foxes, though, are demanding a fee of around £50million for Mahrez so Arsene Wenger will need to splash the cash to secure a deal for the former PFA Player of the Year.
‘Have we made a bid for him? No. Not yet. Not yet means it could happen, it could not happen,’ Wenger said last week.