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Riyad Mahrez news

Mahrez attracting Spurs, Gunners interest

Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur will reportedly retain their interest in Leicester City star Riyad Mahrez when the transfer window reopens in the New Year.

The Algeria international was heavily linked with a move to north London during the summer before Roma came into the fray with a series of bids.

Foxes boss Craig Shakespeare stressed that the attacker would not be sold for anything less than his £45m asking price, and ultimately, Roma's final £32m offer was turned down.

According to The Mirror, the Premier League giants will revive their pursuit of Mahrez at the start of 2018 with a reduced bid of around £30m.

Mahrez has struggled for form since the start of the Premier League campaign, and there is every chance that the Foxes would accept his sale after he tried to push through a deadline day move in the summer.

The 2015/16 PFA Player of the Year was recently dropped to the substitutes' bench for the 0-0 draw versus Bournemouth - prior to the October international break.