Arsenal and Leicester City are in talks for Riyad Mahrez.

The Telegraph says Arsenal have opened talks with Leicester over Mahrez, who they see as a fallback option should they not sign Lemar.

Discussions have been held with the Foxes for the Algeria international, but the two clubs are some way off agreeing a fee.

Arsenal value the 26-year-old at around £35m but Leicester are holding out for closer to £50m for the 2016 PFA player of the season.

Mahrez has handed in a transfer request in a bid to force a move away and is keen on a switch to the Emirates.


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