Riyad Mahrez

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Report: Manchester City considering move for £120k-per-week star in the summer

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According to reports from The Times, Manchester City have revived talks of signing Riyad Mahrez from Leicester City in the summer transfer window.

During the 2018 January transfer window, City offered a mouth watering £65 million for the Algerian winger, but the deal collapsed as Leicester demanded a fee around £95 million.

‘Hell yes!’, ‘Yeaaah’ – fans delighted as 27-year-old wants Arsenal move

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We reported on Tuesday that Leicester City winger Riyad Mahrez was hoping to join Arsenal this summer and supporters are desperate to get a deal over the line.

The Algerian international has been linked with the Gunners for two years without make significant progress, but Mahrez’s latest admission could boost Arsenal’s chances of landing a long-term target.

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‘With Me, You Never Know What’s Happening’ – Riyad Mahrez Withdraws Transfer Request At Leicester City Without Fully Clarifying Why

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In what ostensibly might seem like a surprising turn of events, Riyad Mahrez has withdrawn his transfer request to leave Leicester City.

The Algerian submitted the request back in January in an attempt to facilitate a move to Man City, but the deal fell through when the latter were unwilling to match the Foxes' premium £95million valuation.

Hack Attack? Riyad Mahrez Announces Shock ‘Retirement From Football’ On Official Facebook Page

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Leicester City fans likely suffered palpitations this morning when they awoke to find Riyad Mahrez had apparently announced his sudden retirement from football via his official Facebook page.

Right beneath his blue tick, the Foxes star declared that he was "staying away from football" forevermore after being told to do so by his doctors.

Round The Wall: Riyad Mahrez Rescues Point For Leicester With Fiendish 97th-Min Freekick Against Bournemouth (Photo & Video)

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Leicester City scored with the final kick of the game to salvage a 1-1 draw against Bournemouth at the King Power.

Trailing to a 35th-minute Josh King penalty, it was Riyad Mahrez who provided a moment of magic to snatch an incredibly dramatic equaliser just when it looked like all hope was lost.

Man City: Sergio Aguero Scores Four As Citizens Crush Leicester At Etihad (Photos & Video)

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Sergio Aguero was the star of the show for Manchester City on Saturday, with the Argentinian hitman netting four in his side's 5-1 win against Leicester at the Etihad.

Raheem Sterling opened the scoring for the hosts on three minutes, courtesy of a Kevin De Bruyne assist.

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After your North London Derby wakeup call on Saturday morning, be sure to check out two Italian title challengers going at it in Naples.

Leaders Napoli have Juventus knocking on their door and they will need to fend off a hot Lazio side as they attempt to hold onto the top spot in Serie A. The Roman outfit are themselves sitting in third place in the league, holding onto a Champions League place by a mere two points over their local rivals AS Roma, who shouldn't have much trouble when they take on Benevento on Sunday evening.

Friday Kickoff: Mahrez returns to training, Hazard committed to Chelsea and more

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After several weeks of protest, one Premier League star is set to return to his club ahead of a match against the very team that wanted to buy him.

Riyad Mahrez has returned to training with Leicester City ahead of this weekend's match with Manchester City. (REPORT)

Eden Hazard said "you never know" what can happen in the future following links to Real Madrid, but the Chelsea star insists he's staying focused on helping his club this season.

Wednesday Kickoff: Courtois' 'heart in Madrid', PFA offers to mediate Mahrez standoff and more

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One Premier League star hinted at a desire for a move while another's failed move continues to cause a rift between player and club.

Chelsea goalkeeper Thibault Courtois hinted that he hopes to make a move to Madrid, saying his heart is in the city. (REPORT)

The Professional Footballers' Association has offered to mediate the situation between Riyad Mahrez and Leicester City as the winger has skipped training since the club opted not to sell him to Manchester City on Deadline Day.

Friday Kickoff: Mahrez skips training, Aubameyang debut delayed and more

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While one transferred star's debut will have to wait, one player that missed out on a move continues to show frustration.

Riyad Mahrez skipped Leicester City training once again following his failed move to Manchester CIty. (REPORT)

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's Arsenal debut will be delayed by illness.

Thursday Kickoff: Man City still interested in Mahrez, West Ham executive suspended for racist policy and more

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With the transfer window shut, one star missed out on a move that could be reignited come summertime.

Pep Guardiola says Manchester City may continue the club's pursuit of Riyad Mahrez during the summer. (REPORT)

Leicester manager Claude Puel says he will help Riyad Mahrez come back "with a smile" on his face after the Algerian star missed out on a move to Manchester City.

Reports: Man City Pull Out Of Riyad Mahrez Negotiations After Balking At Leicester City’s £95m Asking Price

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Man City have pulled out of a potential move for Riyad Mahrez after balking at the asking price being quoted by Leicester City.

Muffled slightly by developments at Arsenal and Chelsea, City entered talks with the Foxes over Mahrez early on deadline day, entering a £45million offer for the Algerian forward.

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Tuesday Kickoff: Salah wins another award, City eye Mahrez again, and more

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Liverpool's big star has collected another award while the Premier League champions elect are set to pursue a star yet again this summer.

Mohamed Salah was named Football Writers Association Football of the Year. (READ)

Manchester City will reportedly make another push for Riyad Mahrez this summer.

Monday Kickoff: Marcelo backs Neymar to Madrid, Man United looks to keep de Gea and more

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Real Madrid is the headliner in Monday's news as the club continues to be linked an unlinked with the world's top stars.

Marcelo says he expects Neymar to play at Real Madrid some day. (REPORT)

Jose Mourinho insists Manchester United will not sell David de Gea, saying that the club will not let its best players leave.

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Three African Footballers of the Year among the goals

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Paris (AFP) – Mohamed Salah, Riyad Mahrez and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang - the last three African Footballers of the Year - were among the scorers in the major European leagues at the weekend.

Egyptian Salah netted for the seventh consecutive match as Liverpool beat Newcastle 2-0 and Algerian Mahrez struck late to snatch a 1-1 draw for Leicester against Bournemouth

Gabonese Aubameyang scored for Arsenal, but could not prevent a 2-1 Premier League loss at Brighton.

Butland still the best for Lambert despite Leicester blunder

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Leicester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Stoke City boss Paul Lambert hailed Jack Butland as the “best goalkeeper in Britain” despite an own goal from the England international that cost his side a potential victory as they drew 1-1 draw at Leicester on Saturday.

Stoke took the lead thanks to a curling long-range effort from Xherdan Shaqiri just before half-time.

Aguero hits four for rampant City, Kane returns to haunt Arsenal

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London (AFP) – Sergio Aguero scored four second-half goals as Manchester City’s march towards the Premier League title continued unabated with a 5-1 thrashing of Leicester on Saturday to move 16 points clear of Manchester United.

Aguero now trails Harry Kane by just two goals in the race for the golden boot, but just one from Kane was enough to win the North London derby as the Tottenham striker’s seventh goal in as many games against Arsenal secured a 1-0 win.

Aguero hits four for rampant City, Kane returns to haunt Arsenal

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London (AFP) – Sergio Aguero scored four second-half goals as Manchester City’s march towards the Premier League title continued unabated with a 5-1 thrashing of Leicester on Saturday to move 16 points clear of Manchester United.

Aguero now trails Harry Kane by just two goals in the race for the golden boot, but just one from Kane was enough to win the North London derby as the Tottenham striker’s seventh goal in as many games against Arsenal secured a 1-0 win.

Spurs aim to gun down new-look Arsenal, Mahrez AWOL

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London (AFP) – Tottenham host Arsenal at Wembley this weekend aiming to crush the optimism created by the Gunners’ new-look forward line while the absent Riyad Mahrez will be missed by both teams at the Etihad.

Elsewhere, Antonio Conte’s Chelsea welcome West Brom with the Italian manager’s job looking precarious following embarrassing back-to-back defeats to Bournemouth and Watford.

Spurs aim to gun down new-look Arsenal, Mahrez AWOL

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London (AFP) – Tottenham host Arsenal at Wembley this weekend aiming to crush the optimism created by the Gunners’ new-look forward line while the absent Riyad Mahrez will be missed by both teams at the Etihad.

Elsewhere, Antonio Conte’s Chelsea welcome West Brom with the Italian manager’s job looking precarious following embarrassing back-to-back defeats to Bournemouth and Watford.

Football: Absent Mahrez set to miss Man City match

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London (AFP) – Riyad Mahrez looks likely to miss this weekend’s match against Manchester City, with Leicester’s star player reportedly absent from training since he failed to force through a move to the Premier League leaders.

It would be the third consecutive league game the Algeria winger has missed since Pep Guardiola’s City failed to get their man on January 31, transfer deadline day.

Football: Absent Mahrez set to miss Man City match

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London (AFP) – Riyad Mahrez looks likely to miss this weekend’s match against Manchester City, with Leicester’s star player reportedly absent from training since he failed to force through a move to the Premier League leaders.

It would be the third consecutive league game the Algeria winger has missed since Pep Guardiola’s City failed to get their man on January 31, transfer deadline day.

Guardiola defends sub snub amid City injury crisis

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Burnley (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Pep Guardiola defended his decision to name only six substitutes for Manchester City’s 1-1 Premier League draw at Burnley, claiming that he did not have enough players to fill his bench despite boasting the Premier League’s most expensive squad.

The City manager visited Turf Moor without seven injured players on Saturday and has recently complained that referees are not offering his players enough protection.

Guardiola defends sub snub amid City injury crisis

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Burnley (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Pep Guardiola defended his decision to name only six substitutes for Manchester City’s 1-1 Premier League draw at Burnley, claiming that he did not have enough players to fill his bench despite boasting the Premier League’s most expensive squad.

The City manager visited Turf Moor without seven injured players on Saturday and has recently complained that referees are not offering his players enough protection.

Rebellious Mahrez to miss Swansea clash

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London (AFP) – Riyad Mahrez will not be included in Leicester City boss Claude Puel’s squad for the visit of Swansea City as the Algerian’s standoff with the Foxes for their refusal to entertain a deadline day bid from Manchester City rumbles on.

Mahrez has not trained since City withdrew their interest on Wednesday’s due to Leicester’s demands.

Rebellious Mahrez to miss Swansea clash

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London (AFP) – Riyad Mahrez will not be included in Leicester City boss Claude Puel’s squad for the visit of Swansea City as the Algerian’s standoff with the Foxes for their refusal to entertain a deadline day bid from Manchester City rumbles on.

Mahrez has not trained since City withdrew their interest on Wednesday’s due to Leicester’s demands.

Football: Rebellious Mahrez to miss Swansea clash

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London (AFP) – Riyad Mahrez will not be included in Leicester City boss Claude Puel’s squad for the visit of Swansea City as the Algerian’s standoff with the Foxes for their refusal to entertain a deadline day bid from Manchester City rumbles on.

Mahrez has not trained since City’s withdrew their interest on Wednesday’s due to Leicester’s demands.

EPL splashes cash as Arsenal sign Aubameyang and Giroud makes Chelsea switch

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London (AFP) – England’s Premier League clubs have spent more money than ever in a January transfer window, with initial estimates suggesting they had reached the £450 million ($639 million, 514 million euros) mark come deadline day.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang joined Arsenal from Borussia Dortmund for a club-record fee of around £56 million on Wednesday’s concluding day of business, with Olivier Giroud moving to Chelsea as part of a complicated transfer jigsaw.

EPL splashes cash as Arsenal sign Aubameyang and Giroud makes Chelsea switch

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London (AFP) – England’s Premier League clubs have spent more money than ever in a January transfer window, with initial estimates suggesting they had reached the £450 million ($639 million, 514 million euros) mark come deadline day.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang joined Arsenal from Borussia Dortmund for a club-record fee of around £56 million on Wednesday’s concluding day of business, with Olivier Giroud moving to Chelsea as part of a complicated transfer jigsaw.

Puel vows to make Mahrez smile after Man City move collapses

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London (AFP) – Leicester manager Claude Puel intends to do all he can to ensure that Riyad Mahrez comes back “with a smile” after the Algeria playmaker saw a potential move to runaway Premier League leaders Manchester City fall through on Wednesday’s transfer deadline day.

With the Foxes desperate not to lose one of the stars of their shock 2015/16 Premier League title success, there were reports in the British press that Manchester City baulked at Leicester’s £96 million ($136 million, 110 million euro) valuation of Mahrez and walked away without submitting a bid.

Puel vows to make Mahrez smile after Man City move collapses

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London (AFP) – Leicester manager Claude Puel intends to do all he can to ensure that Riyad Mahrez comes back “with a smile” after the Algeria playmaker saw a potential move to runaway Premier League leaders Manchester City fall through on Wednesday’s transfer deadline day.

With the Foxes desperate not to lose one of the stars of their shock 2015/16 Premier League title success, there were reports in the British press that Manchester City baulked at Leicester’s £96 million ($136 million, 110 million euro) valuation of Mahrez and walked away without submitting a bid.

Man City extend lead at Baggies’ expense

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Fernandinho, Kevin De Bruyne and Sergio Aguero were on target as Pep Guardiola and Manchester City continued their relentless march towards the Premier League title with a 3-0 win at home to struggling West Bromwich Albion on Wednesday.

Despite injuries in his squad, and the decision not to press on with the signing of Leicester’s Riyad Mahrez, the victory marked a successful end to the month for City who have now opened up a 15-point gap at the top of the table.

Arsenal sign Aubameyang, Giroud makes Chelsea switch

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London (AFP) – Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang joined Arsenal from Borussia Dortmund for a club-record fee of around £56 million on Wednesday, with Olivier Giroud moving to Chelsea as part of a complicated transfer jigsaw.

But as the clock ticked down to the closure of the transfer window in England at 2300 GMT, Manchester City were reported to have pulled out of a move to sign Leicester’s Riyad Mahrez.

Arsenal sign Aubameyang, Giroud makes Chelsea switch

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London (AFP) – Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang joined Arsenal from Borussia Dortmund for a club-record fee of around £56 million on Wednesday, with Olivier Giroud moving to Chelsea as part of a complicated transfer jigsaw.

But as the clock ticked down to the closure of the transfer window in England at 2300 GMT, Manchester City were reported to have pulled out of a move to sign Leicester’s Riyad Mahrez.

Guardiola won’t rule out Mahrez swoop

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Pep Guardiola has refused to deny Manchester City are considering a deadline day move for Leicester winger Riyad Mahrez.

City broke their club record transfer on Tuesday with the £57 million ($80 million, 65 million euros) signing of centre-back Aymeric Laporte from Athletic Bilbao.

VAR helps Leicester advance to FA Cup fourth round

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London (AFP) – Leicester made history as English football’s first beneficiaries of the Video Assistant Referee system after the replay technology was used to award their second goal in a 2-0 FA Cup win over Fleetwood on Tuesday.

When Leicester striker Kelechi Iheanacho ran onto a Riyad Mahrez pass to slot home in the 77th minute of the third round replay, his strike was initially ruled out for offside.

VAR helps Leicester advance to FA Cup fourth round

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London (AFP) – Leicester made history as English football’s first beneficiaries of the Video Assistant Referee system after the replay technology was used to award their second goal in a 2-0 FA Cup win over Fleetwood on Tuesday.

When Leicester striker Kelechi Iheanacho ran onto a Riyad Mahrez pass to slot home in the 77th minute of the third round replay, his strike was initially ruled out for offside.

Mahrez worth over £100m to Leicester – Puel

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London (AFP) – Algeria winger Riyad Mahrez could be worth even more than £100 million (112 million euros) if he leaves Leicester City at the end of the season, Foxes manager Claude Puel said on Monday.

“It is speculation and we cannot respond to all the speculation with information,” Puel told a press conference.

Coutinho move could spark spending spree

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Paris (AFP) – Philippe Coutinho’s 160-million-euro ($192 million) deal to join Barcelona is likely to unleash a series of big-money transfers, not least as Liverpool seek to re-invest the proceeds.

It took the third largest amount ever paid for a footballer to prise Coutinho away from Liverpool and the rumour mill has already linked the club with Leicester’s Algerian winger Riyad Mahrez as a possible replacement for the Brazilian playmaker.

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10 Thoroughly Decent Players Who Could Potentially Replace Alexis Sanchez At Arsenal

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Arsene Wenger has once again maintained that Arsenal will not sell Alexis Sanchez, either to Man City or Manchester United, unless they manage to bring in an adequate replacement.

So, being the diligent transfer-shamans we are here at Pies, we thought we'd seize the chance to take a little butcher's at a tensome of possible candidates who could effortlessly slip into the Chilean's brawny wake.