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The Gunners are edging closer to signing Riyad Mahrez from Leicester City as reports from the Daily Star suggest the deal could be done this week citing Tancredi Palmeri.
The Algerian international earlier revealed he wants out of the King Power Stadium this summer transfer window.
Reports have suggested Leicester are looking for in excess of £40million.
With Alexis Sanchez’s future at the club still up in the air, Riyad Mahrez could be seen as a replacement in attack.
The Italian journalist took to his personal verified Twitter handle to reveal Arsenal are closing in on Mahrez.
It is said talks are ongoing and proving positive, despite the Gunners’ failed attempt to sign him last summer.
Arsenal have just concluded a club record deal in signing Alexandre Lacazette from Lyon and it is believed Wenger is working round the clock to sign the former PFA winner.