Riyad Mahrez confirm Arsenal transfer decision

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A reminder of our transfer exclusive that broke yesterday…

We understand Riyad Mahrez is in talks with Liverpool over replacing Philippe Coutinho – but he would prefer to sign for Arsenal instead.

Insiders in Mahrez’s camp have exclusively revealed to Express Sport that terms of a transfer are being discussed with Liverpool chiefs.

That follows the £142million sale of Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona, which was completed this week.

Algerian winger Mahrez, 26, is on the Reds’ wish-list of signings despite the club privately admitting otherwise.

While bringing forward a deal to sign Naby Keita is a priority, Mahrez is an alternative option that is being explored by Liverpool this month as they bid to plan for life without Coutinho.

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