Owen: Mahrez the wrong option to replace Coutinho at Liverpool

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Arsenal really is the natural fit for Mahrez, where he could play in the same position as Sanchez but be more of a creator for Alexandre Lacazette than Sanchez is.

The Gunners are reportedly chasing the Leicester star as a replacement for Alexis Sanchez, but will he get better offers than the Emirates club?

The Express point out that Mahrez has bought a property in London - unsurprisingly they label that as 'sending a message' to Arsenal.

Jurgen Klopp is in the market for another attacker after losing Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona and Mahrez is one of a number of players who has been linked with a move to Liverpool in recent weeks.

Liverpool are readying a move for Leicester City midfielder Riyad Mahrez, according to the Express.

Since then, the Algerian has been in a purple patch with seven goals and as many as assists in the English top-flight, and his form has revived the interest in his services.

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Mahrez has returned to something resembling his best form this season, following a dip in 2016-17.

And the advisor insisted the France-born player will not seek to force a move away from the King Power Stadium - even though he harbours hopes of joining a "big club".

"What I like about him is that he is not bothered about coming to get the ball".

"I was surprised to hear so much nonsense suggesting Riyad had already signed a deal with Liverpool". He works hard in training and is enjoying his football and he is playing very well.

The Foxes battled to a 0-0 draw against Chelsea on Saturday and highly sought-after Mahrez was arguably the standout player from both sides.

"I am happy he is staying here and he has a super attitude".

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