Algerians in Europe

Guardiola wanted Mahrez two weeks ago

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola wanted to sign Riyad Mahrez two weeks before the deadline of the transfer window, according to French media outlet RMC Sport. Although it was widely reported that Man City wanted Mahrez due to the injury to Sane, he was actually the target Man City turned to after missing out on Alexis Sanchez.

This is said to be why the Algerian midfielder is so distraught and depressed about failing to get his big move, as he continued playing for the Foxes despite knowing that Man City were interested in him.

Daily Express

Mahrez is very dissatisfied with the whole situation, which is why he missed training today for the third time this week. The Leicester City owners, who refused to sell the 26-year-old after four offers from the league leaders came in, are considering fining the 26-year-old two weeks wages.

The largest offer put in by Man City was cash plus Patrick Roberts, but Leicester wanted to hold out for a fee of around £95million. As the Foxes were aware of the interest 14 days before the window shut, there was more than enough time for the 2015/16 champions to find a replacement.

Guardiola has hinted that they could go in for Mahrez again in the summer transfer window.

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