02 Feb, 15:45
Riyad Mahrez could be fined £200,000 for missing training session on Thursday.
The Leicester winger had handed in a transfer request to leave the club during the January transfer window. However, the Foxes refused to let the Algerian leave before they could get a replacement. Mahrez was on the verge of joining Manchester City but the deal collapsed leaving him frustrated. The 24-year-old angered club officials and are considering fining him two weeks’ wages after he missed a third successive day of training. Manager Claude Puel set to leave him out of the squad for Saturday’s game against Swansea City.
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Leicester had set £80 million asking price for the winger but Manchester City had to pull out on deadline day after refusing to pay more than £60 million. It has emerged that winger Patrick Roberts, halfway through another season’s loan at Celtic, was the player who Leicester suggested as a potential makeweight in the deal, when talks were advanced.
Mahrez is now effectively on strike and failed to show for a scheduled training session on Thursday, less than 24 hours after his team-mates suffered a 1-2 defeat at Everton.