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Huge boost as club rival end Interest in Liverpool and Chelsea target

Subair Adams

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Manchester City have reportedly pulled out the race for Leicester City winger Riyad Mahrez. The Algerian player was desperate for a move to the Etihad Stadium in the winter transfer deadline day as he submitted a transfer request to the Foxes board but his request wasn’t granted by the former Premier League Champions.

The Citizens were also desperate to get the player as they improve their offer to £60million so as to convince Leicester to let him go before the window closes but the deal didn’t materialise despite the huge-money offer.

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has reportedly cooled his interest in the player and he might not be going for him in the summer.

According to report emanating from the Etihad stadium, Pep Guardiola is no longer willing to work with the tricky and quick winger due to the player’s reaction to his failure to secure a move to the Etihad Stadium.

It was reported last week that the player boycotted training as he went AWOL after he was prevented from making his ‘dream move’ to Manchester City who are currently unstoppable in the League.

Mahrez hasn’t featured in Claude Puel’s team since the end of the winter transfer market as the manager wants him to fully get over his disappointment for being denied the chance to play for Pep Guardiola’s side.

Leicester will hope to get the Algerian back soon as they have failed to record a win since he was frozen out of Puel’s team.

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