Italian champions Juventus are set to join Arsenal in the pursuit of Leicester City forward Riyad Mahrez, according to reports.
The Algerian international had expressed his intentions of leaving Leicester this summer and has drawn interest from numerous clubs including Arsenal and Chelsea in Premier League.
According to Mirror, Juventus are tracking the situation of Mahrez as they are plotting a move to sign him before the end of the transfer window.
Juventus have once again failed to clinch Champions League glory after losing 4-1 to Real Madrid at Cardiff earlier this season making it their second Champions League defeat in last three years.
Manager Max Allegri is ready to make some key additions to his squad to make a push for European trophy next season. However, Riyad Mahrez is not the only player in his mind as the Italian giants are also keen to make a move for Bayern Munich winger Douglas Costa. Juve will make move only if they fail in their pursuit to sign the 26-year old Brazilian from Munich.
Meanwhile, Arsenal continue to be frontrunners to sign Mahrez as the player recently expressed his delight over Wenger’s comments. But he has insisted that there are no ‘concrete’ offers to consider so far.
“It is an honour to receive compliments like this from such a big manager in world football, but there is a big difference between words, speculation and an offer.”
“There is nothing on the table at the moment. As he went on to say, there is nothing concrete, so I will not dwell on that too much yet.”
The 26-year old featured in 48 games for Leicester City across all competitions last season and has managed 10 goals and 7 assists during the campaign.
Mahrez was 2016-17 PFA player of the season and had successfully emulated similar performances during the business end of last season to help Leicester finish higher in yhr table after battling relegation in February.
Arsenal will have a quality winger on the right if they can manage to sign Mahrez, especially considering the increasing interest from Liverpool to sign Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain for next season.