Transfer deadline day is a bit like the champagne supernova of football.
It’s great, you love it, but you have no idea what’s going on half the time.
TuttoMercatoWeb’s latest story regarding the future of Riyad Mahrez fits the bill, with the Italian website stating Leicester have very recently rejected a €70m bid from Manchester City for the Algeria international.
Over on our side of the Channel, the latest were rumours of a £65m bid + a player, but TMW don’t mention anyone else in the deal, suggesting Pep Guardiola’s side have actually just offered £61m (€70m).
So who’s right in all this?
It’s all a bit over the place right now, as clubs scramble around to get deals done, and there’s going to be a lot more of this in the final six and a bit hours.
As things stand, Mahrez remains at King Power Stadium, and it’s going to take a lot to convince Leicester to sell their star man so close to the end of the window.
And that’s regardless of him going AWOL.