Man City clears Mahrez for training ahead of Chelsea clash

Pep Guardiola could pick club-record signing Riyad Mahrez against Chelsea after the Manchester City winger was cleared for training.

Riyad Mahrez in action for Manchester City   -  Getty Images

Riyad Mahrez could feature in the Community Shield for Manchester City, having been given the green light to return to training after an ankle knock.

City's club-record signing was forced off in the 28th minute of the 3-2 International Champions Cup victory over Bayern Munich on Saturday following a tackle from Chris Richards.

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The Algeria international was pictured on crutches and wearing a protective boot on his return to Manchester.

However, the club have confirmed Mahrez sustained no "significant damage" and he may be available to Pep Guardiola to face Chelsea at Wembley.

A City statement read: "Riyad Mahrez has been given the all-clear to return to training later this week after picking up an ankle knock.

"A scan [on Monday] has revealed no significant damage, and he could be available for selection for this weekend's Community Shield against Chelsea."

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