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Barcelona make contact with Riyad Mahrez but will face Chelsea and PSG in his transfer’s race.

Barcelone have report­ed­ly made con­tact with Riyad Mahrez as they look to bait the Man­ches­ter City winger to the Nou Camp.
The 31- year-old is fac­ing an uncer­tain future at the Eti­had with the Alge­ria play­er tied down at the club until 2023.

Mahrez has enjoyed his big sea­son to date- grat­ing in with 22 goals and sev­en assists in 36 games in all competitions.

And with his con­tract sit­u­a­tion over in the air, a host of clubs are keep­ing tabs on the play­er in the event the Cit­i­zens decide to cash in on him this summer.

It was claimed already this month how Chelsea were eye­ing up a shock swoop to secure the ser­vices of the­ex-Leices­ter ace.

Paris Saint-Ger­main have also been cred­it­ed with an inter­est in the for­ward as a pos­si­ble suc­ces­sor to Angel Di Maria.

And accord­ing to Foot Mer­ca­to, Barcelona are now the ulti­mate club to explore the pos­si­bil­i­ty of hire Mahrez.

The French news out­let states that the club see the play­er as the per­fect sub for Ous­mane Dem­bele, who’s set to depart on a free transfer.

It has been said that the Blau­grana made con­tact with Mahrez a some weeks ago.

Bar­ca are also known to be keen on Leeds star Raphin­ha, with Mahrez seen as a cheap­er voli­tion to the Brazilian.

Xav­i’s side are set to go big in the com­ing trans­fer win­dow, with Paris Saint-Ger­main for­ward Kylian Mbappe said to be a tar­get.
L’E­quipe claim Bar­ca have made a move to bring the 2018 World Cup win­ner to the Nou Camp with chair­man Joan Lapor­ta doing all he can to hire him.

And indeed though Mbappe favours a switch to Real Madrid, he’ll hear to the approach from the Cata­lan club.
Bay­ern Munich sharp­shoot­er Robert Lewandows­ki is indeed report­ed to be a tar­get with a four- year con­tract said to be on the table.

Mean­while the LaLi­ga titans are also keep­ing tabs on Napoli cen­tre- back Kali­dou Koulibaly ahead of a pos­si­ble swoop.

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