Riyad Mahrez desperate to leave Leicester but Manchester City must increase offer

Manchester City's pursuit of Riyad Mahrez proves that ruthless Pep Guardiola is after all four trophies

Mahrez handed in a transfer request on Tuesday in an effort to push through a move to the Etihad, just as he did in the summer, with Leicester having already turned down three bids from Manchester City. The window is open until the 31st. At Leicester City, however, we have much more of an idea as to what exactly is going to happen. We don't have more for the next month-and-a-half. "We have a lot [of matches], but we want to find solutions".

That deal will likely go through before the end of the deadline and could be interesting for City and the side he is leaving for.

It looks like Mahrez is finally getting his move away from Leicester City.

LEICESTER have reportedly indicated their interest in Andros Townsend as a replacement for Riyad Mahrez.

It had been reported over the past 24 hours that Man City had made their move for the Algerian.




"Am I happy? Of course, a lot", Guardiola said.

According to the English publication The Daily Mirror, the Foxes have slapped a £90 million (R1.52 billion) price-tag on the Algerian global in an effort to try to keep the Premier League leaders away from their prized asset.

Cardiff manager Neil Warnock said afterwards that Guardiola should "expect" to receive a physical approach in English football, although the Catalan disagreed with his interpretation of the game.

"The fans go there for the players and when they can play it's much better for everyone".

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