Riyad Mahrez has agreed to join Arsenal from Leicester City in a 50million euro (£41.8m) move, according to Eurosport in France.
Claudio Ranieri had said earlier in the week that the 25-year-old PFA Player of the Year was happy at the King Power Stadium, but it now looks as though he may be set to lose another of his star men following N’Golo Kante’s departure to Chelsea.
The Algerian enjoyed a memorable 2015/16 season, scoring 17 goals as the Foxes won the Premier League title.
Last August, he signed a new contract worth around £35,000-a-week but his performances have led to considerable interest from several clubs.
Manager Claudio Ranieri was quizzed about Mahrez’s future during the week and was confident he would stay at the club.
He said: “Everybody here is happy and, yes, he [Mahrez] wants to stay.
“No other players will go away – we will stay together. Riyad will stay with us for all of the years.”