Manchester City have made a late move to sign Riyad Mahrez after Pep Guardiola revealed Leroy Sane will be out for up to seven weeks with his ankle injury.
The above paragraph relates to a story published earlier this afternoon in the Mirror. The paper goes onto say Mahrez manager Claude Puel has insisted that his player is not for sale under any circumstances, however the articles author, David Anderson believes Manchester City WILL put in a late bid before the January transfer window closes.
This is not the first time this sort of rumour has reared its ugly head. In fact, I believe Mahrez was linked to MCFC at least 18-months ago.
What is Riyad Mahrez worth?
Figures being branded suggest City are on the verge of, or have placed a bid of £60m. REALLY?? The world has gone mad, MAD I tell ya.
Man City have asked about Riyad Mahrez https://t.co/mzIqKuc9Ze But Leicester don’t want to sell and player doesn’t think he will be leaving…deal for Fred may be more likely/possible
? Graeme Bailey (@GraemeBailey) January 30, 2018
? ThePuntersPage.com (@ThePuntersPage) January 30, 2018
? Manchester City News (@ManCityMEN) January 30, 2018
WAOW! Man City really are moving on to Riyad Mahrez after Sanè injury. If they pull this off, I`m honestly going to lose it. #CFC
? Chels_HQ (@Chels_HQ) January 30, 2018
? Premier League Panel (@PremLeaguePanel) January 30, 2018
Manchester City to make late £60m swoop for winger Riyad Mahrez? (Sports Mole) https://t.co/bhd1B8iRqC
? BlueFoxNews (@BlueFoxNews) January 30, 2018
? This is our City (@MCFC_TIOC) January 30, 2018
? Mirror Football (@MirrorFootball) January 30, 2018
One thing is for sure and that is Wednesday’s deadline day could be the best we’ve witnessed since the days of Robinho!