Jurgen Klopp

Liverpool join Arsenal and Chelsea in race for Leicester star

As per a report from French outlet L’Equipe this morning, Liverpool are the latest Premier League heavyweight to express an interest in Leicester City attacker Riyad Mahrez.

Foxes exit

Mahrez was heavily linked with a departure from the King Power stadium during the summer, having made public his intent to move to a top club.

The likes of Chelsea, PSG, Roma, Arsenal, Spurs and Barcelona were all linked with moves for the talented Algerian, but Leicester, in the end, held firm, rejecting reported bids of up to 35 million Euro from Roma.

Renewed interest

Rumours of an imminent exit for Mahrez had seemingly died down during the months that followed the close of the summer transfer market, after the African struggled for form during Leicester’s dismal start to the season.

However, a stellar recent streak from the 26-year-old has seen links with a number of the Premier League’s giants reignite, with reports stemming from Mahrez’s home country of Algeria last month having insisted that Arsenal will soon submit an official offer for the Leicester man.

Anfield bound?

Along with Arsenal, Chelsea have also been touted as a potential destination for Mahrez this month, with the aforementioned report from L’Equipe this morning having now added Liverpool to the growing list of clubs linked with a move for the African winger.

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As has now become common knowledge, the Reds are expected to lose crown jewel Philippe Coutinho to Spanish giants Barcelona in the near future, with a move for the Brazilian this month looking an increasing possibility.

As such, Jurgen Klopp and co. will look to immediately reinvest a significant chunk of the 120 million Euro+ fee set to arrive at the club, with Mahrez having joined Monaco star Thomas Lemar as a leading candidate to be brought to Anfield before the close of the winter transfer window.

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