Wednesday, 8 June 2016

SPORTS :--ARSENAL & PSG TARGET MAHREZ READY TO QUIT LEICESTER

ARSENAL & PSG TARGET MAHREZ
READY TO QUIT LEICESTER


By Chris Wheatley
The Premier League winner looks set to join team-
mate Jamie Vardy out of the exit door at the King
Power Stadium after being tempted by talk of offers
from Europe's elite
EXCLUSIVE
Riyad Mahrez is ready to quit Leicester City but the
Premier League champions are still hoping to tie him
to a new and improved contract, Goal has learned.
The PFA Player of the Year is wanted by Europe's
elite after scoring 17 goals and recording 11 assists
to help guide the Foxes to their first ever top-
flight title win in 2015-16.
Mahrez signed a contract extension with Leicester in
August 2015 and is currently earning £35,000-a-
week - much less than Arsenal-bound team-mate
Jamie Vardy who increased his pay packet to
£80,000-a-week after agreeing an improved deal in
February.
Algeria international Mahrez has attracted interest
from the likes of Arsenal and Paris Saint-Germain
following his match-winning performances for Claudio
Ranieri's side.
Uncertainty currently clouds the 25-year-old's future
but the player himself is keen on leaving the King
Power Stadium in the summer transfer window.



Arsenal are waiting on Jamie Vardy to decide
whether he will accept the Gunners' £120,000-a-
week contract offer but have not set a deadline for
the player's decision.
However, England boss Roy Hodgson has requested
that the forward resolves his future before
Saturday's Euro 2016 opener against Russia to avoid
distractions during the tournament.
Another Leicester player N'Golo Kante, meanwhile,
has confirmed that his future will be decided after
the Euros following links with PSG and Chelsea.