Leicester City winger Riyad Mahrez is still Roma's number-one transfer target despite reports the Serie A club are considering targeting Manchester City’s Samir Nasri instead.

Reports in Italy claim that Roma could abandon their pursuit of Mahrez in favour of Nasri, if Leicester do not drop their valuation of the former PFA player of the year.

However, the Mercury understands Nasri is only seen as a back-up, with a move only likely if Roma cannot come to an agreement with Leicester over Mahrez late in the window.