Monaco have been priced out of the race to sign Leicester City star Riyad Mahrez, as per reports, with Arsenal emerging as the favourites.
Last year's Premier League Player of the Year enjoys living in England, where he has become one of the highest-regarded wingers in the world despite his loss of form at the start of 2016-17.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger had a phone call with Mahrez last year in which he expressed his desire to sign him and, though a deal never came to fruition in 2016, Leicester are now willing to consider a sale for the right price.
Leicester, who finished 12th this season after 2015-16's incredible title win with Mahrez at the forefront, expect €40 million (£35m) for one of their top players, a sum the newly-crowned French champions would be unwilling to fork out.
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