Man City are reportedly edging ever closer to landing the signing of Leicester City ace Riyad Mahrez in a deal said to be worth £60m.
City will pay Leicester an initial £60m for Algerian star Mahrez with a host of add-ons and extras.
Leicester have allowed him extra time off since Mahrez - who has made 179 appearances for Leicester, scoring 48 times - went off on global duty for his country in June.More news: Tropical Storm Chris tracking towards Atlantic Canada
Mahrez won the PFA Player of the Year award as Leicester won the Premier League in 2015/16 and has stayed with the club when many expected him to leave.
Leicester have allowed him extra time off since Mahrez - who has made 179 appearances for them, scoring 48 times - went off on worldwide duty with his country last month. That is fast approaching, with the winger due to return to the East Midlands next week after the club extended his holiday following recent internationals played by the north Africans.
Leicester have successfully fended off interest in their star winger over four transfer windows and demanded £80m from City in January.
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