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Sunday 20 May 2018

Mahrez open to Foxes exit

Riyad Mahrez
Riyad Mahrez

Riyad Mahrez has refused to rule out a move away from Leicester in the summer but insists he is happy for now at the King Power Stadium.

The 27-year-old did not train for 10 days and missed two matches after his proposed transfer to Premier League leaders Manchester City collapsed in January.

Asked about what would happen when the transfer window opened again in the summer, Mahrez declined to commit his future to the Foxes.

Ahead of tomorrow's clash at midlands rivals West Brom, he said: "I don't want to want to talk about this, because first it will bring more rumours and more talk, and second we are very far away from this transfer window. My mind, focus is on Leicester, that's all I'm focused on.

"In football players come, players leave. I'm not saying I'm going to leave, I'm going to go. Everything is very good. We will see in the summer if something comes, but at the moment I'm a Leicester City player and I'm good here."

Mahrez insisted he faced no hostility from his team-mates following his failed move to City and is now firmly back in the Leicester fold. And the Algeria international says the saga has not caused any tension within the club. He added: "I was away from here because I needed some time to think."

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