Leicester wanted City starlet in part-ex for Mahrez – report

Date published: Friday 2nd February 2018 10:50

Leicester reportedly wanted Patrick Roberts in part-exchange if they were to consider selling Riyad Mahrez to Manchester City on deadline day.

City were chasing Mahrez during the final days of the transfer window, with the Premier League leaders seeing numerous offers rejected by the Foxes.

Pep Guardiola’s side were said to have offered £50million plus a player valued in the region of £15million, but Leicester rejected the deal.

According to The Telegraph, Leicester are said to have asked for £80million cash, or for City starlet Roberts to be included in a package deal.

City, though, refused to consider including Roberts, who is currently in the middle of a second season on loan at Celtic, in any negotiation.

Guardiola and the City hierarchy are due to make a decision over Roberts’ future this summer. The 20-year-old winger has played only four minutes of Premier League action for City after joining from Fulham in 2015 for a fee said to have been in the region of £12million.

 

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