LECIESTER star Riyad Mahrez has sparked rumours he is keen on a move to Chelsea after being caugh calling Antonio Conte’s men an ‘incredible club’.
Mahrez scored a penalty – which was then disallowed – on Saturday as Leicester slipped to a 2-1 loss to Manchester City on Saturday.
Ahead of kick-off at the Etihad, French TV channel SFR Sport captured a snippet of a conversation between Mahrez and Islam Slimani.
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The striker turned to his club and country team-mate en route to the changing rooms, saying: “Hey, Chelsea are champions.”
Mahrez responded by saying: “They’re an incredible club, a real club.”
While the Algerian may have just been paying a compliment to the team who usurped Leicester as champions, it may be something more sinister for Foxes fans.
After all, Mahrez arguably played some of his best football this season during the club’s famous Champions League run.
With no European football in store for Craig Shakespeare’s men in 2017-18, he may be tempted to move on in the summer.
Leicester currently sit in 11th-place in the Premier League on a mere 43 points – with just two games to play.
Mahrez had the chance to break his side into the top ten from the spot late on against City.
However he slipped at the crucial moment and made two connections with the ball – and despite it hitting the back of the net, referee Bobby Madley correctly ruled it out.