Mahrez finally returns to Leicester training – reports

Date published: Friday 9th February 2018 10:42

Leicester winger Riyad Mahrez has ended his self-imposed exile by returning to the club’s training ground this morning, Press Association Sport understands.

The 26-year-old has not trained with his team-mates since Manchester City launched a bid to sign him at the end of the January transfer window.

The Foxes blocked what would have been a dream move to the Premier League leaders for Mahrez, and he has subsequently missed the games against Everton and Swansea.

The Times claims that Mahrez wants Leicester to promise to sell him in the summer, but that the club are reluctant to agree to such a demand considering it could result in him leaving for a cut price.

Meanwhile, the Telegraph claims that Leicester have fined the player £240,000 for his two-week absence, while manager Claude Puel has confirmed the winger will miss Saturday’s game at Manchester City.

The Mirror state that Mahrez’s advisers claim the Foxes had already agreed to let him leave if a big club offered £50m, but still rejected a Manchester City bid in January.

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