Conte keen to sign Mahrez before deadline as Chelsea offer Leicester £46m

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Chelsea manager, Antonio Conte has reportedly spoken with Leicester’s Riyad Mahrez about a possible move to Stamford Bridge.

Renowned Italian journalist, Emanuele Giulianelli made the disclosure on Tuesday.

He said that Chelsea have offered £46million for Mahrez and could seal the deal before Thursday’s deadline.

The Blues signed N’Golo Kante from the Foxes last season.

They are close to wrapping up a deal for fellow midfielder, Danny Drinkwater.

Leicester City manager, Craig Shakespeare, recently reaffirmed Mahrez wants to play for a top-six side.

He quickly added that Leicester had not received any bids from England’s biggest clubs.

“He wants to play for a top-six club. If we don’t get an offer, he stays,”,Shakespeare said.

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