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Manchester City close in on club-record deal for Riyad Mahrez

7:58 PM SGT 30/5/18
Riyad Mahrez Leicester City Watford
The Citizens are eager to land the Algeria international for a club-record fee this summer

Manchester City are closing in on a £60 million deal for Leicester City winger Riyad Mahrez.

According to The Sun, the English Premier League champions are nearing a move for the 27-year-old after missing out on a deal in January.

The Premier League champions are ready to make the Algeria international the club's most expensive player, eclipsing the £57 million paid to get the services of Aymeric Laporte during the winter transfer window.

The Citizens are expected to pay considerable add-ons for 2015-16 PFA Player of the Year that will take the fee to an excess of £75million.

Leicester City finished the 2017-18 season placed ninth in the English top-flight, with Mahrez notching 12 goals in 36 outings.