Published: Wed, July 11, 2018
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

Mahrez, Slimani, Amartey miss Leicester City’s pre-season training

Mahrez, Slimani, Amartey miss Leicester City’s pre-season training

Algeria global Mahrez helped Leicester win the Premier League title in 2016.

A report claims that Algerian winger Riyad Mahrez will officially become a Manchester City player later this week after Leicester City accepted a £60m offer.

However the closest he has come to leaving was back in January, when he submitted a transfer request in order to try force a move to Manchester City.

What seems clear is that he has now played his last game in the colours of Leicester, the club he won he English title with in 2015-16.

The majority of Leicester's squad reported back for pre-season training on Monday, but Mahrez and Algeria team-mate Islam Slimani were not seen as they will join the team later.

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Since 2014, Mahrez has made 139 appearances for the Foxes, scoring 39 goals and notching 29 assists.

Wanyama and Riyad Mahrez of Leicester City fight for the ball during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Leicester City at Wembley Stadium on May 13, 2018.

Leicester rejected an offer of £50m plus winger Patrick Roberts - who is valued at £15m - in January, ultimately demanding a straight £80m which City refused to pay.

The Citizens are thought to be paying £60 m for the 27-year-old.

Several months later Mahrez is closing in on a deal, after Leicester and City are about to agree a deal around 65 million.

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