Roma closing on Premier League star deal


Italian reports claim Riyad Mahrez has given the all-clear to join Roma and Leicester City are considering a total €38m offer (£34m).

The Algeria international quickly emerged as the prime target to replace Mohamed Salah on the right wing of the Giallorossi trident.

He is under contract until 2020, but frustrated at the downturn in their fortunes after that fairy-tale Premier League victory.

This evening, Sky Sport Italia, LaRoma24 and the Corriere dello Sport claim that the two clubs are closer than they’ve ever been to an agreement.


The latest offer on the table is believed to be €35m plus €3m in performance-related bonuses (a total £34m), which is edging towards the €40m (£35.8m) asking price.

The most important piece of the puzzle may well be Mahrez himself, who is ready to push for this transfer to go through.

Leicester also appear to have found his replacement, as they are in advanced talks with Manchester City for Kelechi Iheanacho.