Arsenal are now favourites to seal the deal for in-form wing wizard

Leicester City attacker Riyad Mahrez reportedly favours a move to Arsenal this month, despite beginning talks with Premier League rivals Liverpool.

The African is believed to be at the middle of a transfer tug-of-war between the two sides, both of whom are set to spend big to land one of their top targets.

The Reds were the first to make a move as, according to The Express, negotiations are already underway with Leicester and Mahrez over the terms of a January switch.

However, the same report indicates that the 26-year-old is holding out for an offer from Arsenal, which is incredible to arrive until they offload Alexis Sanchez to Manchester City.

City manager Claude Puel reiterated on Thursday that he is keen to keep Mahrez at the King Power Stadium, where the football handed in a transfer request at the start of the season.

Meanwhile, Manchester United have reportedly set Celtic’s Kieran Tierney on their transfer wish list as the Red Devils consider reinforcing their defence at the end of the 2017-18 season.

Despite Luke Shaw’s development in recent weeks, it is believed that United are in the market for a new full-back, and Fulham’s Ryan Sessegnon is believed to be very much in the ideas of head coach Jose Mourinho.

However, as reported by the Daily Record, the 20-time English champions have also been carefully observing the displays of Celtic full-back Tierney with the view to a possible move.

Tierney came from the youth system at Celtic, and earlier signed a new six-year deal with the Hoops.

The nine-time Scotland international has netted three times and made seven assists in 36 games for his club during the 2017-18 season.