RIYAD MAHREZ wants to join Arsenal this summer, according to reports.
The Algerian has been tracked by the Gunners over several transfer windows but Leicester have always insisted that their star man is not leaving.
Mahrez was so furious he was denied a move in January that he handed in a transfer request and failed to turn up to training.
Just this week the 27-year-old admitted he retracted the transfer request but “feels it is now the time to move on.”
Manchester City were desperate to sign him during the last transfer window and made three bids with the third a £65million-plus-player offer.
But according to the Express, the winger favours a move to Arsenal because of the lure to London.
Mahrez reportedly already has property in the capital and also feels he would be a more important figure at Arsenal rather than a fringe player at City.
Speaking to Sky Sports, Mahrez revealed he just wants to see out the remaining fixtures for Leicester before discussing his next option.
He said: “I just want to finish the next three games and we will see what will happen to me.
“I am still here and I don’t want to put a lot of things in my head. I am very cool and relaxed about it.”
Leicester are planning a squad overhaul this summer which also includes the manager.
Claude Puel is under immense pressure after picking up just four wins from their last 19 matches.