Journalists 'conned' by fake WhatsApp number spreading Riyad Mahrez transfer rumours

Riyad Mahrez Liverpool

According to Algerian outlet Le Buteur, somebody posing as the 26-year-old had been spreading fake transfer rumours to 'famous journalists' on WhatsApp.

The individual has reportedly been asking for privileges, such as tickets to matches and signed shirts, in exchange for transfer scoops.

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