Leicester City do not want to, and will not, sell Riyad Mahrez unless a bidding club is prepared to pay a “substantial” fee for the player.
We understand there is no buyout clause in the four-year contract that Mahrez signed last summer. There have been no bids for Mahrez since this season ended, and Leicester received no bids last summer or in January for him either.
However, reports suggest that Arsenal are monitoring the situation, and 360Nobs understands Arsene Wenger is an admirer of the French-Algerian winger.
The club are yet to comment but the feeling inside the King Power is that for any bid to be acceptable, it would have to reflect Mahrez’s standing as PFA Player of the Year, Ballon d’Or nominee, Premier League winner and Champions League player.