Leicester City Rejects Roma’s Bid For Mahrez
Algeria forward Riyad Mahrez has made his mark in England, helping Leicester City win the 2015/2016 Premier League for the first time.
At the end of that season, he also won the PFA player award, and won the Africa Footballer of the Year.
The striker believes its time for him to move on with his career.
He is seeking to travel away from England with an offer coming from Italia Serie A side, Roma.
But Leicester City boss, Craig Shakespeare confirmed that the club turned down Roma's initial bid.
The Paris-born Algeria forward is likely to command a fee of around 50 million ($65 million, 55.8 million euros), with Roma's offer believed to be some way short of that figure.
"The bid was politely declined because it was a low offer," said Shakespeare.
"I don't know what it was and I don't get involved."
Mahrez, who indicated that he wanted to leave the club at the end of last season, was a key figure for the Foxes on their remarkable run to the Premier League title in the 2015/16 season, scoring 17 goals and making 10 assists.
Despite not being as prolific last season, the 26-year-old still chipped in with 10 goals in 48 appearances as Leicester secured a 12th-place finish and a Champions League quarter-final spot.
Mahrez joined the East Midlands outfit from French side Le Havre in 2014.