BREAKING NEWS: Mahrez set for Roma medical

EPL By: Ambrose Udeme | 31/07/2017

BREAKING NEWS: Mahrez set for Roma medical

Leicester City forward Riyad Mahrez is set for a medical at Roma after a fee was agreed between the Serie A side and Leicester.

According to Italian outlet Corriere dello Sport, the winger who handed in a transfer request in May with Roma already having bids turned down by the Foxes in the current window is set to arrive Rome and he nears the end to his career at the King Power stadium.

Corriere dello Sport — who are known to have close ties to the Giallorossi — report the two clubs have finally agreed on a fee following the Foxes’ acquisition of Kelechi Iheanacho from Manchester City.

And Mahrez will arrive in Rome for a medical on Wednesday before completing a move to the Serie A side. Arsenal and Tottenham had been keen on signing the Algerian, but were put off by his price tag.

Roma have seen a massive cull following the arrival of notorious director of football, Monchi. The departures of Thomas Vermaelen, Wojciech Szczesny, Antonio Rudiger and Mohamed Salah — as well as the expected sale of Kostas Manolas — have seen the club free up the money necessary to secure Mahrez’s signature.

The 26-year-old will arrive as a replacement for new Liverpool man Salah, who scored 19 goals last season.