Riyad Mahrez has reportedly been left feeling ‘very depressed’ after yet another deadline day exit from Leicester collapsed.
Reports on Wednesday suggested Manchester City have made a final offer of £65million for Mahrez.
However, in a twist, the Premier League leaders pulled out of the deal, Sky Sports reporter Ben Ransom stated.
“I’ve had it confirmed that Man City are walking away from Riyad Mahrez – the deal is off. The fee was ultimately a sticking point,” he said.
“I’m told Leicester were after a combined package of around £95m – cash plus a player. City were very interested in bringing in Mahrez but he will not be moving to City in this window.
“As with Alexis Sanchez, the club were not prepared to pay what they thought was over the market value. Fees were discussed but no formal bid was ever placed.”
Sky now claim they spoken to a close friend of the Leicester winger, who stated: “Riyad is very depressed this evening over the events of the last two days. He doesn’t understand why Leicester have behaved in the way they have.
“This is the fourth transfer window in which Leicester have said they will allow him to leave.”
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