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Riyad Mahrez tried his best to force through a transfer to Manchester City this week but it looks like the deal is OFF after Pep Guardiola's side had four bids for the Algerian international rejected.
Leicester wanted a package valued at around £95 million for Mahrez, according to The Mirror.
But City's valuation was far off the mark and it seems Mahrez will stay at the King Power for the time being.
The report even claims that the 26-year-old didn't even turn up to Leicester training on Tuesday, which could cause further problems if he remains at the club.
With all the rumours emerging, Riyad Mahrez's wife Rita posted her thoughts on the matter on Twitter earlier, before swiftly deleting the post.
"Let him go! Let him go!" she said via her official Twitter account.
Riyad Mahrez's wife Rita tweeted this and then swiftly deleted it... pic.twitter.com/0S3ve3x63w- adelski :flag_dz: (@adelsk21) January 31, 2018
Following the news that Leroy Sane would be out for six to seven weeks with ankle ligament damage, it emerged yesterday that City were more than ready to splash the cash on Leicester winger Mahrez, but it seems that wasn't enough.
It is believed that Pep Guardiola's side lodged a €68 million bid for Mahrez, according to France Football.
On the other hand, Goal report that Pep Guardiola's side will make an 'audacious' bid to sign the 26-year-old, but City insiders believe that 'any possible move will be extremely difficult to conclude.'
It was certainly that.
Looks like the Mahrez deal is off. Pep is going to have to wait till summer to reach his £1bn spend. Have to make do for now with the £800m squad he's got; merely the most expensive in history.- Nick Harris (@sportingintel) January 31, 2018
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