Leicester forward Riyad Mahrez has been granted permission by the Algerian Football Association to leave the national team camp to finalise a deal to his next club.

Sky reports that the Foxes are yet to receive an official bid for Mahrez since last three weeks, when Roma submitted a £31.8m for the 26-year-old.

The former Le Havre winger has made it clear that he wants to leave the Premier League club with Barcelona, Arsenal, Manchester United and Chelsea showing interests in acquiring the Algerian.

A statement on www.faf.dz read: “Leicester City’s Algerian international Riyad Mahrez, who is currently with the national team in Sidi Moussa to prepare for the double confrontation against Zambia for the 2018 World Cup qualifiers, was authorised by the national coach
Lucas Alcaraz and the Algerian Football Federation to make an express trip to Europe to formalise on Thursday his transfer to his new club.”

“The national team will fly without him on Thursday morning to Lusaka to face Zambia on Saturday.”

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