Leicester tell Manchester City it will take ‘mind-blowing’ offer to sign Mahrez

• City interested in Algeria international due to Sané injury
• Leicester yet to receive any bids for Mahrez despite reports

Manchester City have been informed that it will take a “mind-blowing” offer to sign Riyad Mahrez from Leicester, with Pep Guardiola understood to be keen on adding the Algeria international to his squad after it emerged Leroy Sané will be sidelined for at least 11 matches.

After missing out on Alexis Sánchez, Guardiola has identified the PFA Player of the Year for the 2015/16 season as an alternative, with the 26-year-old understood to be keen on moving to the Etihad Stadium. But despite reports in France on Tuesday that City have submitted a bid of €68m for Mahrez, Leicester have insisted they are yet to receive a formal offer and are not keen on selling the player they purchased from Le Havre for just £450,000 in 2014.

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