Riyad Mahrez has been given permission by Leicester City to leave the club this summer, the Algerian FA have confirmed.
Mahres was subject to a £30m+ bid from Italian side AS Roma which was rejected by Leicester City but the Algerian international will be leaving on deadline day when the right bid comes in.
Manchester United have been heavily linked with Mahrez and are in a perfect position to make a move on transfer deadline day if we wanted.
Speaking in a statement about Mahrez, the Algerian FA said: “Leicester City’s Algerian international Riyad Mahrez, who is currently with the national team in Sidi Moussa to prepare for the double confrontation against Zambia for the 2018 World Cup qualifiers, was authorised by the national coach Lucas Alcaraz and the Algerian Football Federation to make an express trip to Europe to formalise on Thursday his transfer to his new club.
“The national team will fly without him on Thursday morning to Lusaka to face Zambia on Saturday.”
Now that Mahrez has been given permission to leave, an exit from Leicester is imminent but will Mourinho decide to make a bid to bring the Algerian international in? We could certainly do with a new winger in the squad and the 2016 PFA Player of the Year Mahrez would be a top class addition in that respect.
We will bring you updates on Mahrez throughout the day.