Riyad Mahrez, Gylfi Sigurdsson

Riyad Mahrez to Arsenal causes Everton problems with Gylfi Sigurdsson

Midfield merry-go-round

The Leicester Mercury have posted an interesting update on Tuesday, suggesting that a midfield merry-go-round could be about to affect the Foxes, Arsenal, Everton and Swansea.

On Monday reports from Spain claimed that Riyad Mahrez is moving closer to Arsenal after the Algerian had seen links to Barcelona go quiet.

Barca are intent on signing Marco Verratti from PSG, and although the Catalans are rumoured to be interested in Mahrez, no bid is thought to be forthcoming.

Leicester Mercury confirm that, to date, the Foxes have yet to receive a bid for Mahrez, however they’ve made it clear that the 26-year-old winger wants to leave.

It’s believed Mahrez is available for 50 million pounds, while rumours claim Arsenal are gearing up to offer him a four year deal.

Focus on Gylfi Sigurdsson

With Arsenal in line to sign Mahrez, Leicester are looking at Swansea’s best player, Gylfi Sigurdsson, as a possible replacement.

Everton had been thought to be closing in on the Icelandic playmaker, but the Leicester Mercury suggest there are several suitors for the Swansea star:

Leicester City will have to offer at least £40 million to even tempt Swansea City into discussing a possible deal for star player Gylfi Sigurdsson.

City are understood to be among several clubs who are considering making a move for the Iceland international, with Everton and Tottenham Hotspur believed to be monitoring Sigurdsson’s situation at the Liberty Stadium.

Sigurdsson to Spurs seems unlikely as the midfielder has previously struggled at White Hart Lane in his career.

As for Everton, they are looking to sign Gylfi as Ross Barkley prepares to leave Goodison Park this summer.

It’s also worth noting that Sigurdsson is under contract at the Liberty Stadium for three more years.

Last season Sigurdsson scored nine goals and contributed 13 assists as Swansea beat the drop.


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