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Mahrez set to make long awaited Man City transfer

Mahrez set to make long awaited Man City transfer”

Algerian football star Riyad Mahrez is set to complete a move to Manchester City later this week, Sky Sports reports.

Mahrez was close to joining City on Deadline Day in January, but Leicester asked for £80 million (R1.36 billion) at the time, and City pulled out of the deal.

With that in mind as City look to compete on multiple fronts again next season, adding the Leicester ace could perhaps make real sense for the defending champions to ensure that they remain at the top of the tree.

Mahrez will undergo a medical in the next few days, it is claimed, before putting pen to paper on a long-term deal at the Etihad Stadium.

Leicester rejected an offer of £50m plus winger Patrick Roberts - who is valued at £15m - in January, ultimately demanding a straight £80m which City refused to pay.

Manchester City have also been linked with Napoli midfielder Jorginho with the Italy worldwide reportedly left out of their pre-season training camp squad.

The 27-year-old said his transfer request had "gone" in May but left his future open.

Mahrez joined Leicester City in 2014 from French side Le Havre for a fee believed to be in the region of £400,000.

Manchester City have chased Mahrez for two seasons and will finally get their man this summer, while Jorginho's pursuit has also been long-protracted.



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