Man City close to signing £75M rated Premier League star

EPL By: Uche Duru | 27/05/2018

The Premier League champions, Manchester City plans to defend their title next season and have started making moves on signing a new player.

According to reports on Daily Mail, City are close to signing Riyad Mahrez and the Leicester City star is said to cost around £75 million.

Daily Mail claim that the Foxes asked for Patrick Roberts to be included in the deal but that has been rejected by ManCity. They are ready to sell him but do not want him to be a part of the Mahrez deal.

The same report claims that Mahrez was close to joining Manchester City in January too. The Algerian winger was keen on joining Pep Guardiola's side but Leicester were desperate to keep him and rejected all bid to sign him.

Mahrez has been looking to leave the club for over 2 years now. He wanted to leave the club after they won the Premier League but was urged to stay for another season.

Last summer, he tried to leave the club once again but Leicester rejected bids from AS Roma and other unnamed clubs. He had even agreed personal terms with the Serie A side according to a few reports.