Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly interested in placing a bid Premier League star Riyad Mahrez in January. The attacker moved to Leicester City in January 2014 from Le Havre and has been in exceptional form since Claudio Ranieri took charge at the King Power Stadium before the start of the 2015/16 season.
The 24-year-old has scored 13 goals, which includes three goals in the last two wins in the league over Chelsea and Everton. Against Roberto Martinez's side, he netted twice to help his team seal three crucial points as they sit on top of the table with 38 points.
Mahrez and his teammate Jamie Vardy have been the two key players for the Foxes in the 2015/16 campaign. According to French publication Le 10 Sport, United and Tottenham are keen to make an approach for the Algeria international in the mid-season transfer window.
The report suggests the Red Devils and the North London club have placed a bid of €41m (£29.9m, $44.6m) for the attacker's signature. It should be seen whether Leicester are willing to let their star player leave, especially when they have a chance to win the league this term.
Mahrez is aware of the growing interest from the top clubs for his services. However, he has expressed his desire to continue with his current employers by ruling out any potential January exit.
"I do not think that I am going to leave because I feel very good here. Of course it is sure that there are noises," Mahrez said, as quoted by the Mirror.
"It is good to have clubs that are interested in you but I feel very good at Leicester and it would be stupid to leave in January, especially because we are in first position!"
Editor's Note: The original headline that erroneously said Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United have placed a €41m bid for Riyad Mahrez has been amended to say the clubs are interested in the attacker. Some inaccuracies in the original copy have also been rectified. The error is regretted.