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Mahrez transfer saga over?

The Foxes manager tried to put the controversy behind him after his team's star man was denied a deadline-day move to Man City

Claude Puel insisted the Riyad Mahrez saga is in the past after the Manchester City target helped Leicester City progress in the FA Cup.Mahrez was absent from Leicester for 10 days after his proposed move to runaway Premier League leaders City failed to materialise on transfer deadline day.The Algerian made his first start since January 20 and received a warm welcome from the supporters at King Power Stadium Friday as Leicester edged Sheffield United 1-0.Mahrez provided the assist for Jamie Vardy in the 66th minute, which was enough for Leicester to reach the quarter-final."It's behind us," said manager Puel. "Riyad came back with high quality and it is a good feeling for us of course."It was good support from the fans to Riyad and important to remain a good feeling for the future."I said before it was important to remain united…

Riyad Mahrez will not be selected to face Manchester City

Mahrez has . to return to training with Leicester since the end of the January transfer window after failing to push through a move to City, who offered a £60m cash-plus-player deal for the Algerian winger.Puel has confirmed Mahrez will not feature against the Premier League leaders when Leicester visit the Etihad on Saturday, live on Sky Sports Premier League."I think Riyad will be not available for the Saturday game against Manchester City," said Puel. "I hope he can get his head right and come back with us and work hard. The best way is to come back and enjoy his football."Riyad is a magnificent player. He loves football, he loves his relationship with his team-mates, he enjoys his football. I think he needs to come back, to play and touch the ball."He loves his football, it is important he comes back."Puel has been pleased with his squad's professional attitude in training amid the ongoing saga with Mahrez.

Iheanacho takes his chance

Kelechi Iheanacho became the first player to score a goal awarded by a video assistant referee in English football as Leicester beat Fleetwood in an FA Cup third-round replay.Iheanacho opened the scoring - with a routine strike - from Islam Slimani's pass.The big talking point of the game came when the former Manchester City striker initially had a goal disallowed for offside from Riyad Mahrez's through ball.But referee Jonathan Moss liaised with video official Mike Jones, who told him Nathan Pond's trailing foot was keeping Iheanacho onside, and the goal was awarded 67 seconds after it hit the back of the net.Leicester striker Jamie Vardy, who missed the 0-0 draw in the initial tie,came on late on to face his former club, who are mid-table in League One.VAR passes first major auditionThe video referee was consulted in both those games, but never used to reverse a decision.So 16 January 2018 and the first VAR decision becomes a landmark date for English football, like the…

Leicester city wants to sign De jong

Leicester in for De Jong .


TEAM NEWS - LIVERPOOL v LEICESTERSimon Mignolet returns for Liverpool. There's also a start for Divock Origi.Liverpool: Mignolet, Clyne, Lovren, Sakho, Moreno, Can,
Henderson, Lallana, Coutinho, Firmino, Origi. Subs: Bogdan,
Toure, Benteke, Lucas, Allen, Teixeira, Randall.Leicester: Schmeichel, Simpson, Huth, Morgan, Fuchs,
Mahrez, Kante, King, Albrighton, Okazaki, Vardy.Subs:
Schwarzer, De Laet, Kramaric, Ulloa, Dyer, Wasilewski,

Gokhan Inler prepared to leave Leicester to save Euro 2016 dream with Switzerland

Gokhan Inler will not rush into a Leicester exit but is prepared to leave to save his Euro 2016 dream. The 31-year-old is interesting a number of clubs ahead of the January window after failing to break into Claudio Ranieri's table-topping team
. He has made just two Barclays Premier League starts since a summer move from Napoli and wants to safeguard his spot in Switzerland's squad for France next year

The man Jamie vardy

Jamie Vardy has done it again! Simply incredible!
For the ninth Premier League gameweek running, the 28-year-old striker found the target, as his unbelievable goalscoring record for Leicester continues.
Vardy has now eclipsed the amazing scoring run of Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge in 2014, who had scored in a eight straight games for the Reds.
Only one striker has a better scoring run in the Premier League: Manchester United legend Ruud van Nistelrooy.

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