If Arsenal is serious about signing Leicester City’s winger Riyad Mahrez, they can rest assured that they would get the play maker for the right price.
The Algerian had sparked a bidding war after admitting it was time for him to move on from the King Power Stadium, with Arsenal, and AS Roma the most serious of his several suitors.
Roma had followed up their interest with two bids for the Algerian, but both were rejected by the Foxes who are holding out for £50 million, and it seems the Italian will not come back for Mahrez. Roma chief negotiator Monchi has hinted that they are not willing to make any other offer by insisting the winger is not the only player they are looking at. The Rome based side had targeted Mahrez as the best replacement for Mohammed Salah who had joined Liverpool earlier, but they are now focused on other targets.
Arsene Wenger is a known admirer of Mahrez, and tried to sign the Algerian last summer, only for him to sign a new deal at Leicester. Wenger remains interested, but this summer he has set his sight on AS Monaco winger Thomas Lemar, who, Monaco is refusing to sell.
Wenger is likely to turn to Mahrez if Monaco rejects their offer of £50 million which would likely be the Gunners’ last offer.