Leicester eye Townsend as potential Mahrez replacement




The Mirror: Leicester are ready to fight Stoke City in a move for Andros Townsend. Foxes manager Craig Shakespeare is weighing up options in case want-away winger Riyad Mahrez leaves in this window. They have made enquiries about the Crystal Palace winger who is also a target for Stoke and could be sold.



Stoke are set to come back after having initial enquiries blocked but Leicester are now set to rival them. Mahrez has gone public in his desire to leave but his hopes of a big move to Arsenal or Barcelona have fallen flat. Leicester are left waiting on Mahrez but their interest in Townsend shows they are determined to strengthen their squad.