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DONE DEAL? Man City medical and contract signing for Mahrez

Rita Gibson | 10 July, 2018, 23:42

Riyad Mahrez is reportedly undergoing a medical at Manchester City ahead of a move from Leicester City.

The 27-year-old winger joins the Premier League champions on a five-year deal after the two sides reached an agreement.

Reports in the Liverpool Echo last week claimed that ex-Reds' defender Phil Thompson has urged his former club to sign the Leicester man following his scintillating tournament, and it now remains to be seen whether an advance will be made after the World Cup.

"Riyad is a hugely talented player".

City director of football Txiki Begiristain is confident Mahrez will prove a valuable addition as the champions look to mount a successful defence of their Premier League title and succeed in Europe.

Arsenal Complete Signing Of Uruguayan Torreira
During his two years at Sampdoria after joining from Pescara, Torreira made 74 appearances and scored four goals for the club. Arsenal said he will join the squad in "early August" after a mandatory post-World Cup break.

Oblak has established himself as one of the world's very best goalkeepers during his four years with Atlético Madrid and the Slovenian worldwide would represent a major summer coup for Liverpool, if a deal can be struck.

Leicester had already brought in cover with the £24m arrival of attacking midfielder James Maddison from Norwich.

Mahrez, who was named PFA Player of the Year in 2015-16 when Leicester were crowned Premier League champions, has played at the King Power Stadium since January 2014, scoring 42 goals in 158 appearances across all competitions.

"In the four and a half years since Riyad signed for the Foxes, he has played his way into the hearts of all Leicester City supporters", a statement read.

Manchester City have been in negotiations for the Algeria worldwide all summer but are close to thrashing out the final details, with a deal likely to be signed off before the weekend.

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