Riyad Mahrez has asked Leicester City to lower his price tag in a bid to force a summer move away from the King Power Stadium, according to The Mirror.
Tottenham and Arsenal have expressed an interest in signing Mahrez, but apparently the player’s £40 million price tag is putting off potential suitors.
In fact, the report suggests the Foxes’ asking price could be as high as £50 million.
Earlier this week, Mahrez released a statement signalling his intent to leave Leicester in the coming transfer window, claiming he made an agreement with the chairman at the beginning of the season that he could exit the club this summer.
The Algerian signed a new contract at the King Power last summer, but a release clause wasn’t included meaning Leicester have no obligation to accept any offer.
Spurs would have to break their £30 million transfer record if they were to sign Mahrez at his currently touted price.