Romelu Lukaku, Riyad Mahrez and David de Gea are among the latest high-profile names to have been offered lucrative moves to The Saudi Pro League.
Saudi Arabian sides are investing huge sums in a bid to bring in big-name players this summer as the nation looks to grow their domestic league. Cristiano Ronaldo signed for Al-Nassr in a breakthrough move for the division in January, while Karim Benzema and N’Golo Kante have since agreed deals with Al-Ittihad.
The Guardian are reporting that Lukaku has now been offered a deal worth up to £20m a season by Al-Hilal, with the forward’s future uncertain as he returns to Chelsea from a loan spell at Inter Milan.
The Belgium international’s preference would be to remain at Inter next season, but he is understood to have met officials from Al-Hilal this week to discuss a potential move.
Riyad Mahrez is another player on the radar of Saudi sides with Al-Ahli interested in a deal for the Algerian, who is open to an exit from Manchester City despite the club’s treble success. City, however, will demand a ‘considerable fee’ for the winger.
Elsewhere, Chelsea’s Hakim Ziyech is a target for Al-Nassr after Wilfried Zaha turned down an approach from the club, Aston Villa’s Philippe Coutinho has been offered a deal at Al-Ettifaq – who have held talks with Steven Gerrard over becoming their new manager – and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has offers from several Saudi side.
Fabrizio Romano is reporting that Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea is also of interest to Saudi sides, despite reaching a verbal agreement over a new contract at Old Traffford. United remain interested in signing a new goalkeeper this summer to provide competition to the long-serving Spaniard.