Leicester's wantaway Riyad Mahrez now an Inter Milan transfer target with rivals Roma losing heart


Inter Milan have joined the race for Riyad Mahrez — as Italian rivals Roma all but ended their interest in the Leicester ace.

Roma have seen multiple bids for the Algeria international winger, the most recent believed to be around £32million, turned down by the Foxes.

Leicester are believed to want at least £50m for one of their key men in their 2015/16 title triumph. That has not put off Serie A giants Inter, whose director of football Walter Sabatini is believed to have made contact over a move.

However, the patience of his counterpart at Roma, sporting director Monchi, appears to have run out.

“I’m optimistic by nature, but the truth is that Roma did everything possible to buy the player,” he said. “He would have been the most expensive player in Roma’s history, but up until now we haven’t received any positive feedback from the other side.

“The offer we made was an important one, but the priority isn’t just Mahrez because we’ve done everything necessary and now we’re looking around for other players.”

Meanwhile, Leicester’s hopes of signing West Brom defender Jonny Evans have been dealt a blow, after he said he is happy at the Hawthorns.

SOURCE : Mirror