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Chelsea plotting move for Leicester’s Mahrez

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Blues planning 2nd Foxes raid

Chelses are thought to be planning a bid for Leicester’s Riyad Mahrez- their second persuit of a Foxes player this week.

It was revealed yesterday that Mahrez is set to reject a new Leicester contract and look for a new club this summer, and now Chelsea have registered their interest.

New Chelsea boss Antonio Conte finalised the transfer of Kante yesterday, who moves to Stamford Bridge on a five-year deal worth £150,000 a week.

Conte has made no secret of his desire to sign a goalscorer and PFA Player of the Year Mahrez, who hit 17 last season, fits the bill.

However, Foxes boss Claudio Ranieri insists he is confident Mahrez will stay at the King Power Stadium.

“I am very confident with him. He stays here with us,” said Ranieri.

“He enjoys it and is not a man saying ‘coach I want to go’. He is happy.”

Chelsea will face competition from Arsenal and Barcelona, who also being credited with interest in the midfielder.

 

By Ben Kelly – @benkelly_10

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