Manchester City to complete record £60m deal for Riyad Mahrez this week

first_img ALTERED 2 Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade How Chelsea could line up against Southampton – what system will Lampard play? crackers who plays? Brown’s half-time antics, eight-goal thrillers… relive these Boxing Day classics How Man United could line up for Newcastle clash – will Pogba start? NEW ERA Latest Premier League News predicted How Liverpool could line up at Leicester with midfielder set for lengthy absence Riyad Mahrez is set to become Manchester City’s record signing.talkSPORT understands Leicester City have accepted a £60million bid for their Algerian winger from the Premier League champions. Riyad Mahrez is set to swap Leicester City for Manchester City possible xi While Leicester will be disappointed to lose the talented winger, the deal represents a remarkable piece of business for the club.They paid just £400,000 for the then-unknown Mahrez in January 2014 to sign him from Ligue 2 side Le Havre.Mahrez has gone on to score 48 goals in 179 appearances for the Foxes and played a crucial part in their remarkable Premier League title success in 2015/16. Mahrez will become Guardiola’s first signing of the summer window.He could soon be followed to the Etihad Stadium by Napoli playmaker Jorginho.Napoli have left the Italy international out of a pre-season training camp ahead of a likely £43m move to City.Speaking last week, Jorginho’s agent said he had arrived in England and was waiting for the go ahead from Napoli before finalising his client’s switch. How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? 2 Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes gameday smart causal He will undergo a medical with City in the coming days, and the club are hopeful of announcing his signing later in the week.The fee for the 27-year-old will surpass the £57m City paid Athletic Bilbao for centre-back Aymeric Laporte earlier this year.Mahrez was a target of Pep Guardiola’s during the January transfer window, and they made a series of late offers for him on deadline day – all of which were rejected.But Guardiola has kept up his pursuit, and has now got his man. Riyad Mahrez was wanted by Manchester City last season Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener last_img

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