Mahrez To Join Man City Before Window Closes?

Riyad Mahrez will not feature for Leicester this weekend

Riyad Mahrez will not feature for Leicester this weekend

Riyad Mahrez will not play in Leicester's Premier League match against Swansea today after missing training for a fourth consecutive day.

The Foxes snapped up the Algeria global for just £460,000 in January 2014 after noting his potential in France with Le Havre.

Leicester manager Claude Puel called for a show of unity before Saturday's game, adding that he would be happy to reintegrate his midfielder for whom City were reported to have bid in excess of 60 million pounds ($84.72 million). All I can say about the situation is that this is the best decision for Leicester, in the best interests of Leicester.

While credit has to go to Claudio Ranieri for masterminding such brilliant feat, it's impossible to underestimate Riyad Mahrez for his remarkable contribution to that famous success.

Meanwhile, Swansea now have an FA Cup replay against Notts County to contend with before returning their focus to their fight for Premier League safety when they host Burnley next weekend.

"A game that we did not start well and that was easy to explain because they surprised us with the players they had involved". Not in my opinion.

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With words like that it is easy to see why Leicester have attached a high price tag to Mahrez.

'A move to City would nearly guarantee him winning more trophies, possibly including the Champions League, and a chance to play for Pep Guardiola, arguably the best coach on the planet.

"He's going to go in the summer isn't he, I'm afraid, for Leicester supporters".

"Is £59.5m not a big enough profit to make on a player who was a huge part in delivering that title miracle in 2016?"

But he was rewarded for his efforts on the 17th minute when Harry Maguire played the ball to Kelechi Iheanacho who shifted the ball from one foot to his other - though it looked like he got lucky rather than a piece of skill - before supplying Vardy.

Reintegrating Mahrez into the squad will be a challenge for Puel, with reports that Leicester players are unhappy with their team-mate for submitting a transfer request and trying to force a move to City.

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