Riyad Mahrez has returned to Leicester City training following his failed move to Manchester City, the club have confirmed.
The Algeria international emerged as a late target for Pep Guardiola’s side during the January transfer window as the Premier League leaders looked to replace the injured Leroy Sane.
A transfer collapsed, however, as City were unable to agree a fee with Leicester.
Reports suggested that Mahrez would be ostracised by the Leicester first team upon his arrival to training, following suggestions that his behaviour had upset his team-mates.
Leicester have revealed that he has now re-joined the group, however, and insist he remains a key part of Claude Puel’s squad.
Riyad Mahrez has today returned to training with the #lcfc squad: https://t.co/WbW3QaoB0fpic.twitter.com/SUeLUAguAV
— Leicester City (@LCFC) 9 February 2018
“Riyad remains a greatly valued member of Claude Puel’s squad and is focused, together with his teammates, on achieving further success with Leicester City,” a statement reads on the club’s official website.
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