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Leicester City 'to drop Riyad Mahrez asking price amid Manchester City interest'

Leicester 'to drop Mahrez price'
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Leicester City are reportedly willing to lower their asking price for Riyad Mahrez amid reports that Manchester City are interested.

Leicester City are reportedly prepared to lower their asking price for Riyad Mahrez following the January drama.

The Algerian international made it clear that he wanted to leave the King Power Stadium in the winter window, but the Foxes priced him out of a move.

Widespread reports claimed that the 2015-16 Premier League champions wanted a fee in the region of £95m, but interested party Manchester City were not prepared to meet thie figure.

Now, according to the Manchester Evening News, Leicester want to avoid a repeat of Mahrez's behaviour, which involved the winger refusing to train, so they are prepared to lower the asking price.

City are believed to be in the market for a new winger in order to provide competition for Leroy Sane and Raheem Sterling.

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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City86202131820
2Chelsea86201851320
3Liverpool86201531220
4Arsenal86021910918
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs8602157818
6Bournemouth85121612416
7Wolverhampton WanderersWolves843196315
8Manchester UnitedMan Utd84131314-113
9Watford84131112-113
10Leicester CityLeicester84041412212
11Everton83321312112
12Burnley82241012-28
13Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton8224913-48
14Crystal Palace821559-47
15West Ham UnitedWest Ham8215813-57
16Southampton8125614-85
17Fulham8125921-125
18Huddersfield TownHuddersfield8035417-133
19Newcastle UnitedNewcastle8026613-72
20Cardiff CityCardiff8026417-132

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