Leicester star Riyad Mahrez left with uncertain future as Roma refuse to increase £32m offer


Algerian winger’s future is in limbo as Serie A side refuse to up their offer while the Premier League Foxes continue to play hardball.

RIYAD MAHREZ’S move from Leicester City to Roma remains in limbo after the Serie A giants told Leicester they will not increase their offer.

The Italian side’s director of football Monchi has told the Foxes they will not go any higher than the £32million bid this week.

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Riyad Mahrez’s move to Roma remains in limbo


Roma have confirmed that they will not bid any higher than their last offer of £32m for the star

Premier League Foxes rejected that club-record offer – and now Roma will wait and see whether Leicester relent over the 26-year-old Algerian.


Monchi said earlier this week: “In the last press conference I said we had bid what we believe to be a fair offer, which is also the biggest in the club’s history. We won’t bid again.

“We’ve conducted ourselves in the right way by talking to Leicester City.

“Now the ball is in their court.”

He added: “We’re waiting for an answer. We’re working on other options but we’re relaxed given our squad is 90 per cent complete.”

Leicester manager Craig Shakespeare was quizzed on Mahrez’s future on Wednesday.

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Riyad Mahrez has handed in a transfer request to the Foxes

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Mahrez was instrumental for Leicester as they won the Premier League in 2016

He said: “He’s been very focused and driven. He hasn’t given me one problem where I’ve had to take him to one side and say, ‘Oi, pull your finger out’.

“The commitment and energy levels in terms of training, and the respect that you should give your team-mates, has all been there.

“He’s had a professional attitude.

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