N’Golo Kante met Chelsea and Arsenal target Riyad Mahrez for dinner, as speculation grows around the Leicester City star’s future.
The Blues midfielder was pictured with the Algerian at Al Feena Lounge and Grill restaurant in Leicester, which is a popular hotspot for footballers and rugby players in the area.
Mahrez’s future in the East Midlands is in major doubt and Foxes manager Craig Shakespeare confirmed the 26-year-old – who was PFA Players’ Player of the Year during Leicester’s title charge in 2015/16 – is looking to move to a top-six club.
About last night. Leicester City player Riyad Mahrez and Chelsea player Ngolo Kante came in for a quick bite. 😁 pic.twitter.com/9m7ZDkema2
— Al Feena Lounge (@ALFEENAOFFICIAL) August 2, 2017
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Chelsea have been continually linked with the attacker, after Antonio Conte appeared to meet with him in a hotel last summer and when he was heard discussing a move to the Premier League champions with team-mate Islam Slimani.
Arsenal have also been credited with an interest in signing him but Chelsea fans were understandably excited to see Mahrez meeting up with one of their current stars Kante.
— Robert J Smith (@RJS2212) August 2, 2017
O think mahrez want to bem a chelsea player pic.twitter.com/uUAvnX04gn
— roberte marlei (@kofbob) August 3, 2017
Of course, the France international knows Mahrez well from his time with Leicester and the pair are good friends off the pitch.
But that won’t stop speculation that the pair were discussing the winger’s potential move to Stamford Bridge – something that will no doubt delight Blues fans.