Arsenal gazumped? Adidas upload a Riyad Mahrez Chelsea shirt on their website

Riyad Mahrez Arsenal Chelsea
Riyad Mahrez Arsenal Chelsea

Riyad Mahrez in demand

The big transfer story on Saturday in England centred on the future of Leicester’s brilliant Algerian winger Riyad Mahrez.

Saturday began with reports that Arsenal had turned up the heat in the race for the North African.

While claims that Mahrez to Arsenal may have been premature, as Saturday progressed reports filtered out suggesting the player is indeed keen on leaving the King Power Stadium for the Emirates, while the Foxes are fighting hard to retain his services.

But could Arsenal have another challenger for Mahrez’s signature? Have Chelsea entered the mix?

Adidas upload on their website

Overnight on Saturday, one Chelsea supporter garnered a fair bit of attention after they spotted something strange on Adidas’ official website.

The sports manufacturer added an option for Blues fans to buy a replica shirt with Mahrez 7 on the back.

Adidas appear to have found out about the error, as they later changed the Chelsea 7 shirt to belong to Pedro.

But by that stage, rumours that Chelsea could gazump Arsenal in the race for Mahrez had already taken hold.

See the tweets below.