The winger wants part of the profit that his old club will make from the transfer
Riyad Mahrez’s potential Manchester City move has hit a stalling point as the Algerian reportedly wants a pay-off from Leicester before he joins the Premier League champions.
According to the Sun, a £75m deal is close to being agreed, however Mahrez is now trying to get a portion of the Foxes’ profit.
The King Power Stadium club have no intention of paying the winger anything as it was him who submitted a transfer request when the deal was initially prevented in January.
Mahrez later withdrew the request, but Leicester’s owners are still reluctant to pay him.
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The 27-year-old has racked up 48 Leicester goals in his 179 appearances for the club, and was famously a key part of their remarkable title winning 2015/16 season.
It is understood that Claude Puel and the Foxes’ chiefs have already picked out Basel star Mohamed Elyounoussi their ideal replacement for Mahrez.