Arsenal long-term target Riyad Mahrez has dismissed the possibility of joining Chelsea before the close of the transfer market, per reports.
Mahrez, has been heavily tipped with a move to Arsenal, with the Premier League most valuable player’s future shruded in doubt.
Arsenal reportedly offered 35 million pounds for the player which was rebuffed by the Foxes and Chelsea were soon interested in the player.
Speculation intensified after many outlets claimed that the Algerian had met representatives of Chelsea at a hotel to discuss a possible move, but Mahrez himself has now denied the story.
“I don’t think about them (the tabloids) too much,” he told France Football. “I’m not part of that world. I play football and then I go home.
“It’s true that, in England, they’re crazy about it. Last Sunday, after a game, we were in the same hotel as Chelsea and that was a story. They find the smallest detail to be a part of your life.
“I know how to deal with it. After all, I’m not David Beckham.”