Barcelona are prepared to revive interest in wantaway Leicester City winger Riyad Mahrez.

Sport says Barca are considering a double swoop for Ander Herrera and Mahrez if they fail to land top target Marco Verratti.

The Catalans have reportedly issued an ultimatum to the Italian playmaker – giving him until the start of pre-season on July 4.

They want Verratti, 24, to force Paris Saint-Germain to sanction a big-money move by refusing to report after his summer break.

And if their pursuit fails, Sport claim Barca will use the funds to buy Manchester United star Herrera and Algeria winger Mahrez from the Foxes.

Mahrez is keen to move on to bigger things, with Barcelona keen to add options on the right flank after seeing their Ousmane Dembele bid stall.

The Algerian international would cost around £35m and Barca have plenty of money set aside.

 

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