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Arsenal are close to sealing a deal for Leicester winger Riyad Mahrez, while Alexandre Lacazette has completed Arsenal medicals.
That’s according to new report from the Daily Star, who said that the Gunners are ready to make a statement of intent with the signing of the duo this summer.
Mahrez recommitted to Leicester last season, but has emphasized on his need to play in a more improved squad and was hoping for a move last summer before he was assured he would be allowed to leave at a later time.
Tancredi Palmeri, heralded as a ‘transfer guru’, has said that Arsenal are close to finalising a deal to sign Mahrez. He writes for Italian publication Gazetta dello Sport and wrote the following on Twitter:
It loosely translates to, “Arsenal [are] near Mahrez. Last year was just a step.”
Mahrez played was instrumental in the Foxes title winning campaign back in the 2015-16 season. However the £25m-rated Algerian has not been consistent since then and could be playing alongside Lacazette at the Emirates next season.