Riyad Mahrez.

Chelsea fans react to being linked with Leicester City's Riyad Mahrez

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The transfer saga involving midfielder Riyad Mahrez is one that has been going on all summer, and it will likely go on until the end of the transfer window or until the player says something about his situation himself.

For the time being, he will be staying at his current club Leicester City, but he could change clubs before the end of the window, with possible destinations being Chelsea and Arsenal.

The Algerian was pictured at Chelsea's team hotel according to the Daily Mirror, suggesting he could be playing his football next season at the Blues' home Stamford Bridge, rather than the Gunners' home the Emirates.


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This will be concerning for Leicester City fans, as they hoped they would be keeping the PFA Player of the Year, especially after their chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha said on his Instagram that he wasn't for sale.

Foxes manager Claudio Ranieri has said of his desire to see Mahrez stay at the current Premier League champions as well, saying according to the Mirror: "I speak often with him and say stay with us, it's much better for your future, I think he is an intelligent man and he will stay."

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Still, this hasn't stopped some Chelsea fans from discussing the possibility of seeing Mahrez in a Chelsea shirt this coming season, with a few hoping he is unveiled very soon.

However, some fans believe while signing Mahrez would be good for the football club, they need to sort out other areas of the field first, such as their defence, that caused major problems and one of the reasons why they fell dramatically down the table.

If Chelsea were able to sign the Algerian before the end of the transfer window, this will surely boost their hopes of regaining Champions League football next season, as well as putting themselves in contention for the Premier League title once more unlike the season before.

Some fans will be hoping that other are addressed - such as their defence - as well before the transfer window slams shut in a couple of weeks time, but the addition of Mahrez to an already talented midfield will please Chelsea supporters no matter what and will be a major confidence booster.

Not only that, but they would be beating one of their league rivals Arsenal to an incredible player once more, which is another bonus for the football club in what has always been a competitive league near the top for the best players.

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