Leicester City forward Riyad Mahrez has told the club he wants to leave and join Barcelona, according to reports.
Mahrez is believed to have rejected a new contract offer from the Foxes, as he eyes a move way with Barcelona now reportedly interested.
The 26-year old has been with the club on pre-season tour and has also held talks over extending his deal but reports now suggest he is eyeing a move to the Spanish champions.
It will come as another blow to the Premier League champions, who have lost N’Golo Kante to Chelsea ahead of their first ever appearance in the Champions League.
While Leicester are expected to play hardball, it is believed they will sell the Algerian eventually especially if Barca can their £35m valuation of him.
The Foxes have managed to keep top scorer from last season Jamie Vardy, who snubbed the chance to join Arsenal, but understand that Kante may not be the only star from their remarkable campaign last term that will be snatched away from them.
Barcelona have already completed the signings of Samuel Umtiti, Dennis Suarez and Lucas Digne, and are believed to be looking at adding Mahrez to the mix so as to give them better attacking options for the new season.