Ozil alternative: £45m-rated agree Arsenal move

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Express Sport report that Leicester forward Riyad Mahrez would prefer a move to London over Manchester, as he again looks for a way out of the club.

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The Algerian was reportedly desperate to leave in January and Manchester City were interested in bringing him in on Deadline Day.

But it remains the playmaker’s preference to move to Arsenal instead – providing they can stump up the big cash Leicester will demand. Tottenham and Chelsea remain alternative options.

Mahrez has withdrawn the transfer request he put in when the club put an £80m price tag on his head after rejecting a £50m-plus offer from Manchester City.

Only Mahrez, Jamie Vardy and Peter Schmeichel remain from Leicester’s title winning side.

Transfermarkt value the 27-year-old forward at £45million.

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