Big hitter: Gray could be joining Riyad Mahrez at Leicester

By Harvey Byrne

Leicester owners and officials will meet in Los Angeles on Monday to discuss the future of a number of their key players, including Arsenal target Riyad Mahrez, according to a report.

Eurosport reported on Saturday that the Algerian was close to following N’Golo Kante out of the Leicester exit doors and joining Arsenal in a £42million deal.

Sky Sports claim on their website that the future of Mahrez, and other Leicester stars, will be on the agenda, as they meet while in LA in preparation for a pre-season match with Paris Saint-Germain on Sunday.

The Algeria international was the standout performer for the Premier League champions in their title triumph last season with 17 league goals and 10 assists, while forming a highly productive partnership with Jamie Vardy.

He joined from Le Havre, who play in the French Ligue 2, midway through the 2013-14 season and helped Leicester earn a return to the Premier League.

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Mahrez has traveled with the rest of his Leicester team-mates to California for the pre-season match against PSG and speculation about his future looks set to continue.

Ironically, Arsenal are also heading to California for a pre-season game against MLS All-Stars on Friday.

Arsene Wenger has managed to strengthen his squad this summer, bringing in youngsters Rob Holding and Takuma Asano, as well as Switzerland midfielder Granit Xhaka.

Wenger has also told ESPN FC that he is prepared to make a big signing if the opportunity arises.

In other Arsenal transfer news, Bordeaux are set to approach the Gunners about re-signing Mathieu Debuchy.