Riyad Mahrez comments on Leicester City future

Riyad Mahrez of Leicester in action with Barry Douglas of Wolves during the pre-season friendly match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Leicester City at Molineux on July 29, 2017 in...

Tottenham Hotspur are linked with the Leicester City winger this summer.

Riyad Mahrez has told Sky Sports News that he would like to speak to Roma as his Leicester City future looks more doubtful than ever.

The former Premier League Player of the Year, who helped Leicester to a shock title in 2016, has been linked with Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur this summer.

The Standard reported last month that Tottenham were monitoring his situation but Mauricio Pochettino was unwilling to stump up the £50 million needed to sign him.

Riyad Mahrez of Leicester looks on during the pre-season friendly match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Leicester City at Molineux on July 29, 2017 in Wolverhampton, England.

Leicester boss Craig Shakespeare fuelled speculation of a move to another Premier League side this week by revealing that the 26-year-old wanted to join a top-six club.

But Mahrez has directly contradicted those suggestions now in an interview with Sky Sports, revealing that he would like to speak to Roma, who have had two bids knocked back.

“I know Roma came in, but nothing was accepted so there is little I can do,” he said.

“They are a great club who I would like to talk to but I can’t until Leicester accept a deal. Leicester know my thoughts, but I will continue to give my best for the club as I always have.

“Clearly, it is flattering whenever you get linked with any big clubs, but as it stands, I have not talked to anyone as nobody has had a bid accepted but we nearly have a month left of the transfer window so we will see what happens.”

Tottenham need a marquee signing to quell the frustration among Spurs fans, with the North Londoners the only Premier League side yet to make a signing.

Riyad Mahrez of Leicester in action during the pre-season friendly match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Leicester City at Molineux on July 29, 2017 in Wolverhampton, England.

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