Arsenal’s Mane move could send England star to Leicester City

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Although it’s not quite the height of transfer silly-season, those days are fast approaching.

The rumour mill was in overdrive on Sunday with a chain of moves linking Arsenal, Southampton and Leicester City together.

According to the Daily Mirror, the Gunners are pursuing a deal for the Saints’ livewire forward Sadio Mane.

The 24-year-old is a regular in gossip columns and did his chances of sealing a big-club switch no harm by scoring six goals in his last five games on the south coast.

With Theo Walcott, Alexis Sanchez, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Joel Campbell all operating in the wide forward positions for Arsene Wenger though, the French manager would be oversubscribed in that area should the Senegalese arrive.

On a one in, one out policy, the Mirror suggest that oft-injured Oxlade-Chamberlain gets moved on, with the Foxes his most likely landing spot.

Claudio Ranieri will be on the lookout for quality additions to his side with the Champions League group stages on the horizon and a Premier League title defence to mount.

The 22-year-old England international has been out of action since injuring his knee in February and is unfit to take part in the upcoming European Championships as a result.

If the Foxes could get him back to full health, they would have a lively player that perfectly fits their style of play on their hands.

The only question mark surrounds Oxlade-Chamberlain’s ability to remain fit.

Leicester are ranked at 25/1 to retain their top-flight title next season, with Arsenal far shorter in the same market at 11/2.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.