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Man City close to breaking transfer record to land Mahrez

Manchester City are close to completing a deal to sign Riyad Mahrez in what would break the clubs record transfer according to reports.

The Algerian was heavily linked with a move to the Etihad Stadium back in January, but Pep Guardiola’s side pulled out of a deal after Leicester demanded £90 million.

City were unwilling to match such a fee, something which caused the frustrated winger to temporarily go on strike over.

However, according to The Sun today, City have reignited their interest in the 2015/16 PFA Player of the Year and claim that a deal is close to being completed.

It is claimed that Leicester have agreed to drop their valuation of their star player, with the deal being worth £60 million, a new club record for the newly crowned Premier League champions.

That transfer record was only set back in January when they shelled out £57 million to sign French defender Aymeric Laporte from Athletic Bilbao.

Manchester City are also trying to tie up a deal to land Napoli midfidler Jorginho, although the Italian club are thought to be demanding £52 million, while City are only offering around £40m.

As for Leicester, they are lining up a move for Nice’s Tunisian winger Bassem Srarfi, 20, as a replacement for Mahrez.

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