AS Roma have submitted an improved offer worth £27 million for Leicester City’s Riyad Mahrez – that’s according to Sky Italy.
The Serie A giants have had an initial bid worth £20 million rejected by City a few days back, after it was reported that personal terms had been agreed with the Algerian.
As it stands, Leicester City are yet to respond to Roma’s latest offer, but it seems unlikely that they’ll accept it either, as they value their star man at £50 million. Even if the Foxes’ price is negotiable, it could come down to £40 million at best.
As per Sky Italia, Roma are quietly confident about sealing a deal for the 26-year old; however, City have been very stubborn in their approach to Riyad Mahrez’s sale so far, making it seem that any deal will probably take its time. Of course, that leaves Arsenal with the opportunity to jump in too.
Multiple reports are now suggesting that Arsenal are still in for the Leicester City winger, as their hopes to sign Thomas Lemar from AS Monaco fade away. The Gunners have already had a couple of bids rejected, and the sale of Benjamin Mendy to Manchester City could make matters worse for them.
Monaco are reportedly asking for £80 million for the young Frenchman, which, if it’s true, leaves Arsenal with little or no chance to sign Lemar, meaning that Mahrez would be their first choice again.
While there’s no way that the North Londoners would pay £50 million for the former PFA Player of the Year, they do remain the side that can pay the most for him – whatever it may be.