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Arsenal transfer rumours: Alexandre Lacazette and Riyad Mahrez linked

Lyon forward Alexandre Lacazette celebrates after scoring a goal during the Pre Season Friendly match between Sporting CP and Lyon
Image: Will Alexandre Lacazette be joining Arsenal?

Which are the most credible Arsenal transfer rumours right now?

Sky Sports has teamed up with Football Whispers to bring you the hottest transfer talk of the moment, as Arsene Wenger looks to improve his squad ahead of the upcoming Premier League season.

Football Whispers have developed a unique algorithm to take all of the transfer rumours from across the globe and calculate the likelihood of them happening.

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They track transfer stories and give them a score out of 5.0, with the hottest Whispers closest to 5.0.

The top three are:

1. Alexandre Lacazette (Lyon) - 4.8

Lyon's French forward Alexandre Lacazette shoots the ball during the French L1 football match Olympique Lyonnais and AS Monaco on May 7, 2016, at the New S
Image: Lacazette returns to the top of the Football Whispers list

Lacazette continues to lead the way, with reports suggesting Arsene Wenger has license to spend to get a striker this summer.

Lyon head coach Bruno Genesio said recently that "there are some offers that you cannot refuse" with regard to Lacazette.

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2. Riyad Mahrez (Leicester) - 4.8

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - JULY 23: Riyad Mahrez of Leicester City celebrates after scoring to make it 0-1 during the ICC Cup match between Celtic and Leicester C
Image: Waving goodbye? Could Mahrez be on his way to the Emirates?

Wenger was in attendance last Saturday evening as Mahrez played in Leicester's 4-0 defeat to PSG in Los Angeles.

But do Arsenal need the Algerian? Former Gunners defender Lauren does not think so.

"He is a very good player, but how many similar players in terms of technically proficient, creative midfielders and wide men do Arsenal have already?" he said in an interview with the Evening Standard.

Read our feature on whether Arsenal need Mahrez here.

3. Bruno Peres (Valencia) - 3.9

Bruno Peres of Torino FC in action during the Serie A match agains Atalanta BC
Image: Bruno Peres could full many gaps in Arsneal defence

Versatile Torino defender Bruno Peres is on Wenger's radar as he looks to strengthen his rearguard options.

Peres can play anywhere across the backline, but favours a full-back role. Further forward, Peres can fill in on either wing if required.

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Arsene Wenger refused to confirn interest in Alexandre Lacazette of Lyon
Image: Lyon's head coach has said there is a possibility Lacazette could leave

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