Manchester City finally convince Leicester City to sell Mahrez for £60m

Riyad Mahrez

Riyad Mahrez

Leicester City attacker Riyad Mahrez is slated to have a Manchester City medical this week. The Algerian winger looked to be on his way to the Etihad in January, but last minute demands by Leicester City collapsed the deal.

Rob Tanner, a journalist with the Leicester Mercury and offer of of the official book to commemorate the Foxes' title success two years ago, expected Mahrez to go.

The 27-year-old said his transfer request had "gone" in May but left his future open.

Claude Puel will still be on the search for a wide player to replace Mahrez and Patrick Roberts has been discussed as a £15m addition to the deal.

The 27-year-old Algerian worldwide - whose performances in Leicester's astonishing title win in 2016 earned him the players player of the year award - is according to Sky Sports News due to undergo a medical at City later this week.

He is not yet back in training with Leicester, despite most of their first team reporting back this week, as Algeria recently played a friendly and he has been given an extended break.

Mahrez will represent another club record transfer for City, breaking the previous mark set when French defender Aymeric Laporte joined from Athletic Bilbao for £57m in January.

Mahrez, who signed from Le Havre for just £400,000 in 2014, has made 179 appearances for Leicester, scoring 48 times.

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