Manchester City pull out of proposed deal for Leicester City’s Riyad Mahrez

it was reported that City had made a £65m offer for the Algerian on Wednesday afternoon, 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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