Riyad Mahrez Deal Close in Latest Rumours

Riyad Mahrez Deal Close in Latest Rumours

City will pay Leicester an initial £60m for Algerian star Mahrez with a host of add-ons and extras.

Mahrez will undergo a medical in the next few days, it is claimed, before putting pen to paper on a long-term deal at the Etihad Stadium.

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.

Despite winning the Premier League at a canter last season, City have struggled to land their top targets in the transfer market.

The Spaniard is plotting a £65 million swoop for the winger after narrowly missing out on the Algerian worldwide in the January transfer window.

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The Algerian superstar has been desperate to complete a transfer from Leicester City to his dream club since the start of the 2017/18 Premier League campaign but his attempts were frustrated by the Foxes.

It is understood the 27-year-old wants a resolution before his proposed return to Leicester next week and negotiations are continuing on that basis.

Mahrez and Slimani featured in Algeria's 3-0 loss to Portugal on June 7 while Amartey played in the Black Stars' 2-2 draw against Iceland on the same day.

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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