Riyad Mahrez latest: Leicester's AWOL star to return to training on Friday

2018-02-09 09:38:25

Riyad Mahrez is set to end his self-imposed exile at Leicester City and will return to training on Friday, according to reports.

The playmaker has also said to have made himself available for Saturday’s clash against Manchester City – the club he was denied joining in the January transfer window – despite manager Claude Puel already ruling him out.

Mahrez has not trained with the club ever since he was denied a dream move to Man City on deadline day – missing ten days of training and two games.

Puel has said ahead of the Foxes’ clash against the Premier League leaders that Mahrez would not be considered for selection , and that he hopes the Algerian will return to training soon.

But now, according to Sky Sports, the midfielder has performed a U-turn ahead of the City clash and is set to re-join his team-mates in training today.

Meanwhile, further reports have claimed Mahrez will only return to train with Leicester if the club guarantee he will be allowed to leave this summer.

It is claimed Mahrez's advisers have accused the Foxes of breaking their word to their star man, having agreed in January to let him leave if a big club offered £50million.

Manchester City met their demands in the final stages of the window, and yet Leicester rejected City's offer, which reportedly left Mahrez 'disillusioned and depressed'.

Mahrez last played for Leicester in the 2-0 victory over Watford on January 20, where he scored the Foxes’ second goal in injury-time, and has since missed a 2-1 defeat at Everton and a 1-1 draw with Swansea.

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