Inter Milan have joined Arsenal in the race for Leicester City winger Riyad Mahrez, with Roma reportedly pulling out of the deal.

Arsenal may have to hurry up and follow up on their interest in Riyad Mahrez as Serie A club Inter Milan have reportedly entered the race for his signature. According to Football London, Inter Milan director of football Walter Sabatini has met with Mahrez’s representatives to the lay the foundation for a deal.

Roma are still interested in signing the winger but pulled out of the deal as they’ve so far been unable to agree on an asking price. As has been reported all summer, Mahrez is apparently Arsenal’s backup choice should they not be able to sign Monaco’s Thomas Lemar.

The Gunners are becoming increasingly frustrated with Monaco’s refusal to sell Lemar ahead of the new season. Should they continue to ignore Mahrez, however, Arsenal could end up in a situation where their backup option has been snapped up by someone else.

Leicester are believed to be holding out for a big fee and have already rejected one offer from Roma. Inter’s interest could be pointless if they don’t have the funds available to sign Mahrez.

The 26-year-old has reiterated his desire to leave Leicester, but has promised to continue giving his best for the club should he end up staying.