Chelsea are interested in signing Leicester CIty's midfielder Riyad Mahrez in the January transfer window, according to Football London.
The Algerian international, whose performances in Leicester's title-winning season earned him the 2015/16 PFA Player of the Year award, has looked back to his best this season with seven goals and eight assists so far - and his re-invigoration has not gone unnoticed.
According to reports, Chelsea are among a number of clubs keen to acquire the Algerian's signature in January. Mahrez has made no secret of his aspirations to play at the highest level possible, and was reportedly close to leaving the King Power stadium in the summer before any potential move was blocked by Leicester, according to the midfielder:
“But I'm confident. Contract or no contract, I believe I will get to the top. When you have quality, and show it, there's no problem.”
The midfielder may finally get his big move away from the King Power Stadium, with Stamford Bridge one of the potential destinations.
Conte's side has struggled to come anywhere close to emulating last season's title-winning performances, and the Italian is eager to add some quality to his squad, as are Chelsea fans.
With the news of a potential Mahrez arrival on the horizon, Blues fans are understandably excited.
If the Chelsea board cannot convince Mahrez to come to Chelsea I’m sure us fans will. Have you seen the replies on his tweets!!? Jesus Christ. Literally everything is coming to chelsea— Dan (@CarefreeDan) January 2, 2018
Mahrez is some player , would love him at Chelsea , big upgrade on Willian/Pedro and not UCL cup tied— Fïññ (@finnw34) January 2, 2018
Mahrez to Chelsea would be a madness— Alex Epps (@AlexEpps1) January 2, 2018
If Chelsea can somehow land Mahrez and Alex Sandro this transfer window, it would make us CL contenders— Fire Gettleman (@sgmags) January 2, 2018
Chelsea can start 2018 on a good note by signing mahrez and a back up or replacement for alonso— Abiola Gold 웃쇼 (@AbiolaGold_) January 2, 2018
Mahrez needs to come to Chelsea, the only player I can remember to embarrass Azpilicueta. #MahrezToChelsea2018— Champions (@kanteandazpifc) January 1, 2018
Mahrez . That goal he scored today was 10/10 for technique. Bring him to Chelsea and play him up top with Hazard and Morata. #NewYearsWish— S (@Salah_1999) January 1, 2018