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Riyad Mahrez Leaves Algeria Training To Complete Move Away

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Riyad Mahrez Leaves Algeria Training To Complete Move Away

Riyad Mahrez has been allowed to leave Algeria's training camp as he looks to seal a transfer to a new club on deadline day.

The former Le Havre man handed in a transfer request at the King Power Stadium earlier this summer and was subject to strong interest and three bids from Serie A side AS Roma.

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Despite Mahrez openly admitting he was keen to join, nothing materalised, and to his credit, the 26-year old got his head down and performed well for Leicester in the first few games of the season.

But his desire to leave the club remains and his national team have allowed him to return to Europe so a transfer to a new club, yet to be named, can be arranged.

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As per The Independent, the Algerian FA issued the following statement regarding Mahrez:

"Leicester City's Algerian international Riyad Mahrez, who is currently with the national team in Sidi Moussa to prepare for the double confrontation against Zambia for the 2018 World Cup qualifiers, was authorised by the national coach Lucas Alcaraz and the Algerian Football Federation to make an express trip to Europe to formalise on Thursday his transfer to his new club.

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"The national team will fly without him on Thursday morning to Lusaka to face Zambia on Saturday."

As aforementioned, there is no word at this point on who the 2016 PFA Player Of The Year's "new club" will be, though Rob Dorsett from Sky Sports reports there hasn't been any new offers for the Algerian as of yet.

The likes of Monaco, Tottenham, Chelsea, Barcelona and Manchester United have all been linked with Mahrez, though Arsenal are not in the race for his signature, as per David Ornstein from BBC Sport

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Where will Mahrez end up?

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Topics: Riyad Mahrez, Leicester City

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