Riyad Mahrez confirmed Roma “are a great club who I would like to talk to, but I can’t until Leicester City accept a deal.”
The Algeria international has from the start been earmarked as the ideal replacement for Mohamed Salah, but City set a €40m asking price.
So far two offers from the Giallorossi have been rejected, but there are multiple reports of a new €35m approach.
“I know Roma came in, but nothing was accepted so there is little I can do,” Mahrez told Sky Sports News in the UK.
“They are a great club who I would like to talk to but I can’t until Leicester accept a deal.
“Leicester know my thoughts, but I will continue to give my best for the club as I always have.
“Clearly, it is flattering whenever you get linked with any big clubs, but as it stands, I have not talked to anyone as nobody has had a bid accepted but we nearly have a month left of the transfer window so we will see what happens.”