Liverpool are closing in on a £49 million deal for Leicester City winger Riyad Mahrez, according to reports. Earlier on Saturday, Liverpool and
Barcelona agreed a £142m transfer fee for Philippe Coutinho, who has now travelled to Spain to finalise his move. beIN Sports claim that Liverpool are now in the process of signing Mahrez and will pay €55m (£49m) for the Algeria international. The report also claims that the 26-year-old will undergo a medical today and has agreed a four-and-a-half-year contract with Jurgen Klopp‘s side.Chelsea and Arsenal have also been linked with a move for Mahrez, with Leicester City open to selling the midfielder if they received an acceptable bid. Roma had also wanted Mahrez in the summer transfer window but Leicester rejected their £35m offer.