Report: Chelsea now looking to sign one of the best dribblers in the PL, he calls Kante a 'great friend'
Chelsea are reportedly interested in a deal to sign Manchester City’s Riyad Mahrez.
According to Foot Mercato, there’s a list of top European clubs that have set their sights on the 31-year-old player ahead of the summer transfer window.
It is explained that Chelsea are joined by Barcelona, Real Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain and AC Milan in the race for the Algeria international.
Mahrez, who has previously described Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante as a “great friend”, is out of contract with Man City in 2023.
The left-footed winger is enjoying a superb individual season, scoring 23 goals and making eight assists across all competitions so far.
He’s definitely one of the very best dribblers playing in the Premier League, something ex-Man City captain Andy Morrison has previously hinted at.
“Mahrez is an absolute pleasure to watch and in those areas I don’t think there’s anyone better in the Premier League in one-on-one situations, he rips you to bits,” Morrison said.
Another Leicester reunion at Stamford Bridge?
It’s been quite a frequent occurrence in recent years of Chelsea snapping up players from Leicester City.
In fact, they’re currently being linked with Foxes 21-year-old defender Wesley Fofana.
Mahrez, 31, ended up at the Etihad Stadium after unbelievable success at the King Poewr Stadium.
For certain, he’s a brilliant winger that loves to cut infield from the right to his favoured left foot.
If he moved to Stamford Bridge, it should raise question marks over the future of Chelsea wide man Hakim Ziyech. They’re very similar players that would be hard to fit into the same side.