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It’s not been the best day for Riyad Mahrez to Roma updates in Italy, with a lot of the newspapers producing some questionable articles to keep the story a bit relevant in a quiet period.

Corriere dello Sport, for example, published an article on their website on Monday morning stating the Algeria international would cost ‘€35m + bonuses’, and that ‘in England’, there were ‘some’ saying he could leave for medicals on Wednesday.

So, not a lot to go on other than the fact another bid was made, which was widely reported over the weekend.

If you really want to try and read into things, maybe Monchi’s “I can’t talk about it” videoof him being asked about Mahrez when walking out of an airport could suggest he’s keeping his cards close to his chest.

Or he just didn’t want to talk about it, what with about five cameras and seven journalists in his way as he tried to get to a car.

And then there’s beIN Sports commentator Mohamed Alkawaleny who, on Twitter, claimed Riyad Mahrez would ‘formally join’ AS Roma on Thursday.

That seems to fit the timeline of those ‘some people in England’ Corriere dello Sport were talking about, so we’re not going to hold our breath regarding this one just yet.

Considering their article ends with ‘We’ll see’, that’s pretty much all we can do right now

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