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Arsenal’s interest in Riyad Mahrez has cooled

Arsenal’s interest in Leicester City attacker Riyad Mahrez has cooled considerably in recent days.

The player wants to join the Gunners, as Eurosport revealed several weeks ago, but the North London club were quoted a price of around €50m plus incentives for the player and since then have not made an official offer.

Riyad Mahrez has no intention of signing a new contract with Leicester and wants to leave the club but refuses to force his way out. Leicester have been clear with him, they want him to stay and Mahrez, a good man in an increasingly unscrupulous football world, does not want to actively go against the side where he made a name for himself.

The bottom line is, unless an enormous offer is made for Mahrez, or a club can successfully turn the player’s head against the Foxes, the situation is blocked.

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