Algeria's Football Federation have given Leicester City's Riyad Mahrez permission to temporarily leave the national side in order to finalise negotiations with his reported 'new club'.
According to AS Sport, the attacker was authorised to depart on a 'express flight' to Europe by the team's coach Lucas Alcaraz and the president of his country's footballing body.
However, what is still undetermined is what destination Mahrez is eventually bound for.
Offers are rumoured to have been received
Barca have reportedly been in contact with the Algerian forward, and have sped-up talks between the club and Mahrez. Although, Nou Camp officials have informed Mahrez through its technical secretariat that such a move would only be on the cards if the Blaugrana were to fail to land Philippe Coutinho.
Roma has been previously touted as another option for Mahrez this summer, but the Italian club have seemingly ended their interest at this point, with their last