Roma re­main hope­ful of sign­ing Mahrez

Daily Trust - - SPORT -

Roma sport­ing di­rec­tor Monchi says the club re­main hope­ful of strik­ing a deal with Le­ices­ter to sign Riyad Mahrez.

Sky in Italy un­der­stand a third of­fer of £31.8m - a Roma club record - has re­cently been re­jected by the Foxes, fol­low­ing pre­vi­ous bids of £20m and £27m.

The Serie A club have been af­ter Mahrez all sum­mer while the 26-yearold has con­firmed he wants to leave, and highly-rated re­cruiter Monchi has praised his club’s ef­forts in try­ing to bring him to the Ital­ian cap­i­tal.

Riyad Mahrez

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