Leicester ready to sell Riyad Mahrez this month

Leicester ready to sell Riyad Mahrez this month
Southampton's Ryan Bertrand (left) and Leicester City's Riyad Mahrez battle for the ball during the Premier League match at St Mary's Stadium, Southampton. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday December 13, 2017. See PA story SOCCER Southampton. Photo credit should read: Adam Davy/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: EDITORIAL USE ONLY No use with unauthorised audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.

by Graeme Jackson

Thursday Jan 04, 2018. 17:00

Leicester City are prepared to sell Algerian star Riyad Mahrez in this month’s transfer window - but only for the right price.

According to France Football, the Foxes will relent in their battle to keep the 26-year-old, who tried to force a move away from the King Power Stadium at the start of the season.

Bookmakers in the UK have made Mahrez odds-on favourite to leave Leicester, with the Algerian having shown eye-catching form in recent weeks under new manager Claude Puel.

City’s Premier League rivals Arsenal and Chelsea are the favourites to land the player, while Roma are also in the picture, having had a strong bid for the Algerian rejected by the Foxes in mid-2017.

Leicester are expected to ask for at least €55-million in exchange for the North African, who has registered seven goals and seven assists in 22 Premier League appearances this season.

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