Riyad Mahrez who has been in talks with Liverpool FC about the possibility of replacing Brazilian star Philippe Coutinho at Anfield is believed to prefer to join Arsenal, according to the reports from Britain.
As per Express, Algerian forward has emerged as a target for Jurgen Klopp’s side after they lost their star player Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona.
The report claims that insiders in Mahrez’s camp have claimed that player is already in talks with Liverpool over a possible switch.
The 26-year-old is believed to be on the Merseyside Reds shortlist of potential replacements for Brazilian attacker after his switch to the Spanish club was announced earlier last week.
However, despite the clear link to Liverpool Mahrez himself prefers to join another Premier League club, Arsenal that are also in the market for the offensive reinforcements following the possible departure of Alexis Sanchez.
The 26-year-old winger is believed to have recently bought a property in the English capital, despite no talks having been held between the two parties.
Mahrez has been in top form for the Foxes this campaign as he has managed to score seven goals and made seven assists in 22 Premier League appearances.