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Leicester City attacker Riyad Mahrez reportedly favours a move to Arsenal this month, despite beginning talks with Premier League rivals Liverpool.
The African is believed to be at the middle of a transfer tug-of-war between the two sides, both of whom are set to spend big to land one of their top targets.
The Reds were the first to make a move as, according to The Express, negotiations are already underway with Leicester and Mahrez over the terms of a January switch.
However, the same report indicates that the 26-year-old is holding out for an offer from Arsenal, which is incredible to arrive until they offload Alexis Sanchez to Manchester City.
City manager Claude Puel reiterated on Thursday that he is keen to keep Mahrez at the King Power Stadium, where the football handed in a transfer request at the start of the season.