Blow! Arsenal Target Mahrez Signs For Roma

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Roma have shown interest in signing Leicester City winger Riyad Mahrez, who has been heavily linked with a move to Arsenal this summer.

After being honored with the player of the year award last year, Mahrez had a substandard last season with Leicester and found the net just six times and provided four assists in the Premier League as the Foxes struggled.

However, the Algerian remains a top target for several club this summer and Mahrez is believed to be keen to leave Leicester, with Arsenal intent on taking him to the Emirates.

But the Gunners to face heavy competition from Serie A for the winger’s signature as per Italian publication Leggo, Roma are intending to take him to Italy this summer.

The Giallorossi are looking to add more creative talent to their squad and it has been claimed Mahrez’s name features prominently on Roma sporting director Monchi’s wishlist.

Roma are prepared to approach the winger soon and are ready to submit an offer of around €30m to €35m to Leicester for the 26-year-old winger.

Mahrez has a contract until 2020 with the Foxes and the club remain desperate to retain him despite the winger’s insistence on leaving the King Power Stadium.