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Manchester City 'pull out of Riyad Mahrez deal'

Man City 'pull out of Riyad Mahrez deal'
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Manchester City reportedly end their interest in Leicester City attacker Riyad Mahrez.

Manchester City have reportedly ended their interest in Leicester City attacker Riyad Mahrez.

On Wednesday afternoon, it was reported that City had made a £65m offer for the Algerian, who is believed to have handed in a transfer request at the King Power Stadium on Tuesday night.

The deal is thought to have included cash plus a player, with City hoping to agree a switch ahead of the close of the winter window.

However, according to Sky Sports News, the Premier League leaders have now pulled out of a deal as they are unwilling to meet Leicester's asking price, which is said to be in excess of £75m.

Mahrez, who has a contract with Leicester until the summer of 2020, has scored eight times and registered seven assists in 24 Premier League appearances this season.

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Riyad Mahrez in action during the Premier League game between Chelsea and Leicester City on January 13, 2018
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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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