Transfer News: Real Madrid were split on Riyad Mahrez before Chelsea and Barcelona link
Mahrez’s whereabouts are currently unknown with the player being linked with moves in and outside of England.
Express Sport understands Chelsea are set to sign the Algeria international despite the player being pressured to join Arsenal, in a move that would see him become Antonio Conte's fifth signing of the summer.
However, Spanish outlet Diario Gol say Mahrez was wanted at Real Madrid by Zinedine Zidane.
But club president Florentino Perez discarded his signing despite losing attacking starlets Alvaro Morata and James Rodriguez.
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