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After having their initial offer rejected by Leicester City, they returned with a second, an improved one, a ‘fair’ one as their sporting director called it, but even that wasn’t enough to make the 2015-16 Premier League champions say the big ‘yes’.
We’re not working on just one name. It’s logical, we have different options. In the case of Mahrez it’s become public knowledge, with others it hasn’t. We’ve made two offers, the second is fair and then we stopped
Monchi said, talking to reporters in the official presentation of Roma’s latest signing, defender Hector Moreno.
I do not know, there is not a measurement for these things. Mahrez is one option, yes, but he is not the only one – and after the last offer we are ready to look at other possibilities
the Roma sporting director also said, having seen Leicester reject both offers the Italian club made for the Algeria international.
Monchi talked about Kostas Manolas as well, looking sure that the Greece international won’t be going anywhere this summer, or any time in the near future.
He will stay here in Rome, he is happy to be with us and will be here for a long time
was his comment, when asked about the rumors linking Juventus with a move for Manolas, seeing in him the man who could replace recently-departed Leonardo Bonucci.