Marseille are interested in the 26-year-old Leicester star: Riyad Mahrez

Rebuilding Marseille plan transfer raid for Leicester's Riyad Mahrez to help them back into the Champions League.

Riyad Mahrez

Marseille are interested in the 26-year-old Leicester star: Riyad Mahrez

The 26-year-old Leicester star, last season’s PFA Player of the Year, is ready to quit the King Power this summer.
He would prefer to play Champions League football again next season after the Foxes' impressive run to this year's quarter-finals, but there has so far been little interest from clubs at that level after they were sounded out earlier this year.
Ambitious Marseille spent big to re-sign Dimitri Payet from West Ham in January, and are poised to launch a major summer recruitment drive allowing them to push next season for the French title and a return to the Champions League.
Backed by businessman Frank McCourt, who bought the club last summer, they believe they could offset Mahrez’s desire to keep playing Champions League football with their ambition — and a big enough contract.
The South of France heavyweights are also set to return this summer for Crystal Palace's France international midfielder Yohan Cabaye.
They enquired about the 31-year-old in January, but were frightened off by the relegation-threatened Eagles' £16million valuation.
Now Marseille intend to have another try for the former Lille, Newcastle and Paris Saint-Germain star, hoping to agree on a more realistic price.
Source: All Football

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