Riyad Mahrez hands in transfer request amid Manchester City interest

Lawrence Cooper
February 1, 2018

In their report, they claim: "Leicester's Algeria winger has put in a transfer request after City, who signed Aymeric Laporte from Athletic Bilbao for £57million on Tuesday, had a surprise bid of £50m rejected".

Leroy Sane's six-week layoff with an ankle injury has left Pep Guardiola with a decision to make.

Reports earlier on Tuesday suggested City were prepared to pay up to £60million for the Algeria worldwide despite Pep Guardiola claiming that he was "90 to 95 per cent" sure the club wouldn't make further signings this month.

But Leicester's Thai owners, the Srivaddhanaprabha family, are maintaining a hardline stance on Mahrez and insist he is not for sale, especially at such a late stage in the transfer window. "We have to find solutions".

CITY have made a sensational last-gasp £65m plus player bid for Leicester star Riyad Mahrez.

Leicester City proved too good for Watford thanks to goals from Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez.

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City confirmed the signing Aymeric Laporte from Athletic Bilbao yesterday for a fee of £57 million, with Guardiola looking to enhance his squad which now sits top of the Premier League. We don't have more for the next month and a half.

Leicester City have the unwelcome distraction of the intense speculation surrounding winger Riyad Mahrez to contend with and will be without captain Wes Morgan as they travel to Merseyside to take on Everton tonight.

The Algerian handed in a transfer request at the King Power Stadium on Tuesday, his second in less than a year, but Leicester have little interest in sanctioning a sale before Wednesday night's deadline.

All rumours point to one man in the Transfer Deadline Day edition of Media Watch.

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"If they want to go to another club it's ideal, I want the best for the player".

Even if City can't get the deal done this week, they are hoping to get an early deal tied up for him - so will sign a pre-contract deal if they need to.

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