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Manchester City give up on Riyad Mahrez transfer - Report

It was only a dream...

2018 FA Cup Football 4th Round Peterborough Utd v Leicester City Jan 27th Photo by Shaun Brooks/Action Plus via Getty Images

We thought Manchester City would replace the injured Leroy Sané with Leicester City star Riyad Mahrez, and the Blues really tried. But in the end, it just hasn’t worked out.

This report is from Sky, though, so we can’t be asbolutely sure. But it’s very likely that this is the case given Leicester rejected three different bids, the latest of £65 million plus a player (either Patrick Roberts or Eliaquim Mangala). Leicester want at least £90 million and that is just too much for Mahrez.

Pep Guardiola will go with Bernardo Silva and Brahim Díaz until Sané comes back, which is a risk but is not the worst alternative in the world. But that’s now Alexis Sánchez and Riyad Mahrez that we’ve missed out on, and that’s a shame.

Truste the youth, I guess...