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There's Been A Huge Twist In The Riyad Mahrez Saga

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There's Been A Huge Twist In The Riyad Mahrez Saga

The Riyad Mahrez saga has taken a huge twist this morning.

After Leicester denied the Algerian his desired move to Manchester City on deadline day, having demanded more money than the £50 million City were willing to offer, Mahrez went AWOL from Foxes training and matchday squads.

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Claude Puel then ruled the former Le Havre man out of contention for featuring against runaway leaders City, the club he wanted to join, when speaking in his press conference on Thursday.

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Image: PA

The PFA have pledged to get involved in attempt to resolve the situation, with the chief of the player's union, Gordon Taylor, declaring the helping hand being offered.

However, as reported by several reputable outlets, including BBC Radio Leicester, Mahrez is in line to return to training today - and it's even been said he could be in the squad for tomorrow evening's trip to the Etihad Stadium.

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Given he's been absent from training for over a week, you wonder just how sharp Mahrez is and whether he is up to scratch to play against the best team in the league.

Image: PA
Image: PA

In addition to that, there's also the mental factor. According to a friend, Mahrez hasn't been in the right frame of mind to train or play for Leicester - how has that changed all of a sudden? Especially as he's potentially playing against the team he expected to be playing for.

We wait to see if the 2016 PFA Player of the Year does indeed feature for Leicester this weekend but it's certainly looking like things are being patched up.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Manchester City, Football News, Riyad Mahrez, Leicester City, Etihad Stadium, Football, Premier League

Josh Lawless
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