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Arsene Wenger has now been given the green-light to secure the signing of a player has has been chasing since the summer of 2016 according to new reports.
The Frenchman witnessed his side fall further behind in the race for a top finish on Wednesday as the Gunners settled for a 2-2 draw against rivals Chelsea at the Emirates Stadium.
Wenger recently admitted in an interview that he would be very interested in a new signing as long as the player is of an exceptional quality.
And according to Metro, Leicester City have now given buyers permission to sign Riyad Mahrez as long as an acceptable bid is received.
The Foxes were expected to lose the 2016 BBC African Player of the year after their surprising title triumph in 2016 but they somehow managed to fend off interest for the Algeria international.
However, with Mahrez himself looking to face the exit door at the club, the Foxes are being forced to sell him and report claimed they’re willing to do so if any interested for £40million.