Manchester City poised to sign Riyad Mahrez for club-record £60m

first_imgShare on Facebook Share via Email Share on LinkedIn Share on Messenger Barcelona Read more Transfer window: deals you may have missed because of the World Cup Share on Twitter news Transfer window Leicester City Jack Wilshere joins West Ham on three-year deal after Arsenal exit Arthur helped Grêmio win the Copa Libertadores last year and arrives just one day after compatriot Paulinho left the Camp Nou and returned to China’s Guangzhou Evergrande.The clubs initially agreed that Arthur would join Barcelona next January, but the departures of Paulinho and Andrés Iniesta – and a serious knee injury suffered by academy player Carles Aleñá – resulted in the transfer being brought forward. Reuters Topics Read more Share on WhatsApp The proposed transfer had stalled because Leicester wanted the City winger Patrick Roberts as part of the deal but it is thought that demand has been dropped. Mahrez had been holding out for a sizeable sum he believed Leicester owed him, and this may now have been resolved.Pep Guardiola turned to the Algerian in the January transfer window when his first choice, Alexis Sánchez, opted to sign for Manchester United. A move failed to materialise after Leicester demanded around £95m. No formal offer was made then.The total value of the current deal is expected to rise to around £75m, its basic £60m fee eclipsing City’s record £57.2m paid to Athletic Bilbao for defender Aymeric Laporte in January.Joe Hart, the former England and City No 1, participated in Monday’s opening day of training with his future in limbo. The 31-year-old will almost certainly depart after being loaned out by Guardiola for the past two seasons.Angus Gunn, the No 3 goalkeeper, is set to join Southampton.Barcelona sign Grêmio’s Arthur for £35.5mBarcelona have confirmed the signing of Brazilian midfielder Arthur from Grêmio on a six-year deal.The club said in a statement that the transfer fee for the 21-year-old, who joins immediately, was an initial €31m euros (£27.5m) with an extra €9m (£8m) in “variables”. The total value of the deal is therefore thought to be €40m (£35.5m). Share on Pinterest Manchester City are optimistic Riyad Mahrez will be unveiled as their £60m record signing by Friday, after they made a breakthrough with Leicester City. Manchester City Reuse this contentlast_img