Barcelona vying for Leicester’s Mahrez – reports

Barcelona are in a three-way tussle with Tottenham and Chelsea for Leicester winger Riyad Mahrez, say reports.

According to L’Equipe, the Blaugrana are a leading candidate for the Algerian star who left his international teammates on Thursday ‘to formalise a transfer’ while a number of Spanish reports also suggest the Catalan club are in the running.

The Foxes are said to be demanding at least €40m for the 26-year-old and blocked his move to Italian giants Roma earlier this summer, who since switched their attention to other targets.

Mahrez was a star in the Midlands club’s remarkable Premier League title in 2016 and committed his future to the club for a further season, but now is hopeful of a late move.

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