Mahrez To Join Man City Before Window Closes?

Mahrez handed in a transfer request in a bid to push through a move to the Eithad on Deadline Day, and has not reported for training with the Foxes since the end of the January window.

Puel refusued to comment on whether the club had fined the player with a £200,000 two-weeks wages rap expected to be implemented.

Leicester ultimately asked for £80m cash for the Mahrez which the Premier League leaders were not willing to pay. All I can say about the situation is that this is the best decision for Leicester, in the best interests of Leicester.

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Claude Puel has said he hopes his side can stay united after Mahrez's transfer falling through.

However, Leicester held firm and are said to have demanded £95 million (A$169.23 million) for the 26-year-old, leaving City to concede defeat in their pursuit.

"I don't think City would have been anywhere near a player like that had Leroy Sané not got injured", sport finance specialist Dan Plumley told Omnisport.

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"It's a situation we need to manage but the rest of it will stay inside the club". He can also have a good ambition with us.

"I can understand disappointment, and it was a good opportunity for him".

"Riyad is a valuable and crucial player for the squad".

His goals and assists - mostly for pal Jamie Vardy - turned more than a few heads, with Mahrez constantly tipped with a move away ever since, namely to Arsenal.

But according to The Sun, the Foxes are privately furious with their angst-ridden Algerian star and "have taken legal advice on how they now try and reintegrate their £95million-rated asset back into their squad".

"I will assess Riyad when he clears his head".

  • Regina Holmes