Manchester City target Riyad Mahrez still missing from Leicester line-up for Etihad trip

The Algerian star was nowhere to be seen, missing training for a fourth time in week, when the rest of the Leicester players returned yesterday.

The squad were given the day off after last weekend’s 1-1 draw with Swansea. But Mahrez is still out of the picture.

That means the winger has not trained for a week as the fallout from his collapsed £60m move to City on deadline day continues.

City boss Pep Guardiola baulked at paying Leicester’s £80m valuation and Mahrez was left ‘depressed’ as he tried to get his head around seeing his dream move hit a dead end.

With a visit to City next up for Leicester and Mahrez being told to clear his head by boss Claude Puel, he now looks to have no chance of playing any part at the Etihad.

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