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Agent Offers Contradictory Update In Arsenal’s Pursuit Of Riyad Mahrez

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Saturday morning reports from France had suggested Arsenal were close to signing Leicester’s Riyad Mahrez after agreeing personal terms.

Eurosport France had boldly claimed that the Gunners had spoken to Mahrez and would be submitting a bid that Leicester would quickly accept. A sensational move – the biggest of the window so far – was nearing completion.

However, in a dramatic turn, Ed Aarons, the Guardian’s Deputy News Editor has released a shocking update from the player’s agent.

This development likely represents a fatal blow to fans’ hopes of seeing Mahrez in a red shirt but there may yet be hope.

Agents routinely address the media with ulterior motives in play. These claims could well prove to be a power play in the negotiations.

The other possible reason for his remarks is far more simple; he’s telling the truth.

While the deal is not dead, it’s certainly hit a massive snag.

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