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Riyad Mahrez won’t be available at Man City

Leicester City winger Riyad Mahrez has missed training once again, making him absent for the second week in a row.

The Algerian winger is set to be absent for the next Premier League match against Manchester City; the team that wanted to sign Mahrez on transfer deadline day.

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According to the Daily Mirror, the other players at Leicester will gladly welcome Mahrez back with open arms if he returns to training, but it is not known when he will be back.

Manager Claude Puel has struggled to pick up results without the 26-year-old. Leicester have drawn one game and lost another since his absence, amounting to just one point from their last two matches.

The owners at Leicester are also considering a £200,000 fine for Mahrez, which is the most a club can issue as it is two week’s of a player’s wages for a breach of his £100,000 per week contract.

Leicester have not won a match in the Premier League without the Algerian since the 2014/15 season, when Nigel Pearson was in charge at the club, showing just how vital he is to their form.

It is understood that Mahrez is reportedly “depressed”, and various members of his medical team and agency are working together to try and come to a resolution with the club.

 

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