Arsenal and Tottenham given a massive boost in pursuit of Premier League target

Leicester City star Ryad Mahrez has told the Foxes he would like to leave the club this summer.

The Algerian was one of the star men of the Leicester City team that stunned the world by winning the Premier League last term. He had offers to leave the King Power Stadium last summer, but decided to stay and help the Foxes in Europe, signing a new deal last August that keeps him at the club until the summer of 2020.

However, both player and club have struggled to replicate their last season form even though they managed to reach the quarter finals of the UEFA Champions League this season.

Mahrez has no release clause in his current Leicester deal, but it is believed that he had a verbal agreement with the club that he would like to leave if they fail to qualify for the Champions League next season.

Arsenal tried to sign Mahrez and team mate, Jamie Vardy last summer, but the duo decided to stay and continue their progress at Leicester. Tottenham Hotspur tried to sign Mahrez during the winter transfer window, but Leicester were not willing to do a deal with them at the time.

The two London rivals still maintain interest in the player, but now face competition from the likes of Atletico Madrid and Barcelona for the signature of the Algerian.

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