Chelsea consider £20m move for Leicester City star midfielder

Chelsea are considering a £20million move for Leicester City star Riyad Mahrez, according to reports from the Daily Star.

Mahrez has been heavily linked with a move away from the KingPower Stadium for much of the season, with the attacking midfielder in incredible form this term with 13 goals and seven assists in the English top flight.

His performances have also seen the likes of Arsenal and Manchester United keen on his signature, but Blues owner Roman Abramovich is a big fan and wants to bring the 24-year-old to Stamford Bridge.

However, the champions know that they are unlikely to persuade Mahrez to join them this month, with Leicester having a shot at the title tied on points with league leaders Arsenal midway through the campaign.

If the Algeria international continues his form until the end of the season, Chelsea believe he could be the perfect replacement for Eden Hazard, who has been linked with a switch to Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain.