PFA offers assistance in Leicester vs Mahrez row

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The 26-year-old has failed to turn up for training since his botched move to the Citizens and the players' union have offered to help

The Professional Footballs’ Association have offered to assist in resolving the row between Leicester City and Riyad Mahrez.

The Algeria international has embarked on a self-imposed strike since his move to Manchester City in January fell through.

The winger has missed four training sessions and two games including the Foxes’ 1-1 stalemate with Swansea City on Saturday.

PFA chief executive Gordan Taylor confirmed that the organisation will be ready to mediate in the issue when called upon.

“We are ready to act if we are called in,” Taylor told The Independent.

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“We offered our services last week to the club to try to help resolve it and I was told that they were hoping with the passage of time that it could be resolved, but I’ve not heard anything back from them since. We are ready to act if we are called in.

“We’ve got to reconcile a difficult situation. It’s public knowledge about Manchester City wanting to take him. It didn’t take place, and there’s a fallout, which makes it difficult. You can see the problems with both sides.

“I don’t claim we can make a difference, but in the past we have made a difference when we’ve been called in to mediate and understand the situation from both sides. We can only do our best. I just feel it needs somebody from outside to deal with it.”

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