Riyad Mahrez’s £75m Manchester City transfer stalls as star demands Leicester pay-off


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.

Mahrez was blocked from moving by Leicester in January

Mahrez was blocked from moving by Leicester in January

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.

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.

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