Leicester City 'want Andros Townsend as Riyad Mahrez replacement'

Leicester 'eye Townsend as Mahrez replacement'
© Offside
Leicester City reportedly line up a move for Crystal Palace winger Andros Townsend as a possible replacement for Manchester City target Riyad Mahrez.

Leicester City have reportedly lined up Crystal Palace winger Andros Townsend as a potential replacement for Riyad Mahrez should he leave the club on deadline day.

Mahrez is understood to have handed in a transfer request at the King Power Stadium amid interest from Manchester City, who have tabled a £55m bid for the Algerian.

Leicester are holding out for a bigger offer for Mahrez, but have begun to consider potential replacements should they lose their star player before the 11pm deadline.

The Daily Mail reports that Townsend would be the Foxes' number one target, although Palace would be reluctant to lose the 26-year-old.

Townsend has played a major role in Palace's climb up the table under manager Roy Hodgson, contributing one goal and six assists for the Eagles so far this season.

Mahrez, meanwhile, is desperate to leave Leicester and is not expected to feature in the club's Premier League clash with Everton this evening.

Share this article now:
Riyad Mahrez in action during the Premier League game between Arsenal and Leicester City on August 11, 2017
Read Next:
Mahrez 'not with Leicester squad'
>

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!
Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
CManchester CityMan City3832421062779100
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd38256768284081
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs38238774363877
4Liverpool382112584384675
5Chelsea382171062382470
6Arsenal381961374512363
7Burnley381412123639-354
8Everton381310154458-1449
9Leicester CityLeicester381211155660-447
10Newcastle UnitedNewcastle38128183947-844
11Crystal Palace381111164555-1044
12Bournemouth381111164561-1644
13West Ham UnitedWest Ham381012164868-2042
14Watford38118194464-2041
15Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton38913163454-2040
16Huddersfield TownHuddersfield38910192858-3037
17Southampton38715163756-1936
RSwansea CitySwansea3889212856-2833
RStoke CityStoke38712193568-3333
RWest Bromwich AlbionWest Brom38613193156-2531

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account