Owen: Mahrez the wrong option to replace Coutinho at Liverpool


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".