Mahrez hands in transfer request as he tries to force Deadline Day tranfer!

Riyad Mahrez has handed in a transfer request at Leicester in order to try to force a Deadline Day transfer according to reports.

The winger handed in a transfer request in the summer as he tried to force through a move to Arsenal, although former manager Craig Shakespeare managed to keep hold of his star asset after the club rejected his request.

Mahrez had a disappointing campaign at the King Power last season scoring just six goals and providing three assists in his 36 appearances for the Foxes, a far cry from his previous seasons heroics which saw him crowned as the PFA Player of the Year after guiding Leicester to the title.

However, he has returned to his dazzling best this season, scoring eight and providing a further seven assists, with the 2016 champions currently sitting in 7th.


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Arsenal were strongly linked with a move for the Algerian earlier in the window but have recently turned their attentions to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang who is expected to move to the Emirates today.

However, news on Tuesday afternoon broke that Manchester City had launched a surprise £60m bid for the Algerian as they look to replace the injured duo of Leroy Sane and Gabriel Jesus.

It is now claimed by Sky Sports that the singer has submitted another transfer request in a bid to force through a transfer.

Leicester are reluctant to sell their star asset, especially due to the short time remaining to find a replacement for the influential winger, and it is thought that the current offer falls short of Leicester’s asking price. The Daily Star claim that The Foxes want £70m.

He has however been left out of the Leicester squad that has travelled to Merseyside to face Everton later this evening.

If City are able to wrap up the deal before tonight’s 11pm deadline, it would be the second time within 36 hours that they have broken their transfer record, having wrapped up a £57m deal to sign Aymeric Laporte on Tuesday lunchtime.