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Alan Nixon: Manchester City taking a ‘large and late interest’ in Leicester star Riyad Mahrez

Manchester City are making a surprise late swoop for Leicester City star Riyad Mahrez late in the January transfer window, journalist Alan Nixon of The Sun reports.

Nixon said City have taken a ‘large and late interest’ in the 26-year-old Algerian international.

In his expanded article, Nixon claims City are pushing for a £60million deadline day move for Mahrez and want the player on his way today.

Mahrez is seeking showdown talks with Leicester bosses in an attempt to force a deal to the Premier League leaders, with wages understood to be no problem.

Leicester’s owners, not short of money themselves, are likely to resist such a late approach for their star player.

There have been whispers of City moving for a winger after Leroy Sané sustained ankle ligament damage and Mahrez would certainly add depth and quality to the squad.

UPDATE: City’s interest in Mahrez is now being backed up by several other sources.

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