£35m Bid Agreed As Dribble King Set To Sign For Arsenal In Coming Days

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Reports making the round suggest Riyad Mahrez is close to becoming a Gunner after reports broke out he is tired of waiting for Barcelona.

The Algerian international is set to agree a £35million move to Arsenal after growing “tired” of pursuing a move to Barcelona.

Mahrez revealed earlier this month he wants out of the King Power Stadium after guiding them in winning the Premier League in the 2015/2016 season.

Spanish news website Sport has reported that Mahrez has “given up waiting” for Barcelona to table an offer, and is interested in the “four-year deal that Arsenal are offering”.

Arsenal will have to act fast as Chelsea and Liverpool are also keeping tabs with the former Le Havre player.

Mahrez released a statement in May talking about the decision he had taken to leave Leicester.

He said: “Out of the huge admiration and respect I hold for Leicester City Football Club I wanted to be totally honest and transparent with them and have therefore informed the club that I feel now is the time for me to move on.

“I had a good discussion with the chairman last summer and we agreed at that time that I would stay for another year in order to help the club as best as I could following the transition of winning the title and in the Champions League.

“However, I am fiercely ambitious and feel that now is the time to move on to a new experience.

“I’ve always enjoyed a good relationship with the chairman and everyone at the club, and I hope I have been able to repay the faith shown to me by my performances and commitment on the pitch during my time here.

“I’ve had the four best seasons of my career at Leicester and have loved every moment.

“I feel immense pride to have been a part of what we have achieved during my time at the club, culminating in becoming Premier League Champions.

“The relationship I share with the club and our amazing fans is something I will treasure forever and I truly hope they will understand and respect my decision.”

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