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Leicester City to lower Riyad Mahrez asking price

Leicester City to lower Riyad Mahrez asking price

Riyad Mahrez news

Leicester ready to lower their valuation for Mahrez

Leicester City are prepared to lower the transfer valuation of Riyad Mahrez with the Algerian desperate to pursue a big-money move this summer. Chelsea and Arsenal have been linked with the attacker in the past.

The 27-year-old was heavily tipped to join Manchester City during the previous transfer window but the Foxes' hefty £95m price tag fended off their interest.

Following the failed move, Mahrez had gone a two-week strike where he refused to train with the Foxes and the club are now keen to avoid a repeat of the situation.

According to the Manchester Evening News, the former Premier League champions are keen to end their association with the attacker and they are willing to accept a much lesser sum than previously quoted in January.

City cruised to the 2017/18 league title with a 19-point advantage over second-placed Manchester United but Guardiola is still keen on signing another winger to provide competition for Leroy Sane and Raheem Sterling.