Riyad Mahrez signs for Man City? Leaked photo suggests Leicester done deal

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The midfielder who has been unsettled at Leicester following failed moves last season is now undergoing medicals at City.

Mahrez's brother Wahid, who was wearing a CR7-branded t-shirt, mother Saliha and wife Rita, were all spotted heading out of The Lowry Hotel in Manchester on Tuesday.

Despite going AWOL for 10 days at the beginning of February, Mahrez put in some fantastic performances for Leicester during the second half of the season.

Leicester have granted Mahrez extra time off this summer, meaning that he has not returned to pre-season training at the club's Belvoir Drive training ground with the rest of his Foxes teammates.

He then went on to score four further goals for the Foxes, taking his tally to an impressive 39 goals in his 139 top flight matches overall.

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"He beats defenders and creates space", City director of football Txiki Begiristain said. Leicester said in a statement the deal was a "club-record fee".

With his quality on the ball, ability to take on opposition players and his extensive passing range, the youngster would soon make himself hugely popular among the King Power Stadium faithful.

The former Le Havre man scored 13 goals in 41 appearances for Leicester last term and was instrumental in their shock Premier League title win two seasons ago.

The German boss has kicked off his summer recruitment drive in decent fashion by signing Naby Keita from Red Bull Leipzig and Fabinho from Monaco, with more signings expected to arrive before the big kick-off in August. "Pep is committed to playing attacking football, which is a ideal for me, and City's performances last season were outstanding", he said on the club's official website.

Oblak has established himself as one of the world's very best goalkeepers during his four years with Atlético Madrid and the Slovenian worldwide would represent a major summer coup for Liverpool, if a deal can be struck.

"I think we can be successful over the coming years and I believe my own game can develop under Pep's management".

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