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£95million star goes AWOL for fourth day running following Manchester City transfer approach

Riyad Mahrez has failed to attend Leicester City training for the fourth day in a row after he saw a potential £95million deadline day transfer to Manchester City fall through.

The Algeria international has long been one of the finest attacking players in the Premier League, but is yet to make the step up to a bigger club after his dazzling displays at the King Power Stadium.

The Independent claimed City were interested in signing Mahrez late on this January, but that they were unwilling to meet Leicester’s £95m valuation of the 26-year-old.

It now looks as though Mahrez is far from happy with the situation, with BBC Sport claiming he’s been absent from training with the Foxes for four days running now, though it is unclear he has had permission to do so.

The Daily Mail, however, suggest the player is deliberately skipping sessions, with the club set to fine him for this unprofessional behaviour.

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Riyad Mahrez has been AWOL from Leicester City training

City could have done with the addition of Mahrez to their ranks after the injury sustained by Leroy Sane, with the Germany international likely to be a big loss in attack after his sparkling form this season.

The former PFA Player of the Year could have been a superb direct replacement in that role, and it looks like he may still be going AWOL from his current club in hope of forcing their hand in the future.

Leicester surely cannot keep hold of an unhappy player for much longer, with BBC Sport noting that Mahrez did in fact hand in a transfer request this January in a bid to get his desired switch to the Etihad Stadium.

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