Mahrez leaves Algeria camp to finalise transfer

The Algerian Football Federation (FAF) has granted Riyad Mahrez permission to leave camp ahead of his move away from Leicester City.

Leicester City star Riyad Mahrez   -  Getty Images

Algeria has allowed Leicester City star Riyad Mahrez to leave camp in order to finalise a transfer before the window closes.

Mahrez has been linked with moves to Roma, Manchester United, Barcelona and Arsenal, and the 2015-16 Premier League winner is now nearing an exit from Leicester.

As Algeria prepare for a World Cup qualifier against Zambia, the Algerian Football Federation (FAF) confirmed on Wednesday that it has granted the 26-year-old attacker permission to formalise his playing future.

Mahrez has featured in all three Premier League fixtures for Leicester this season, setting up two goals.

Algeria – bottom of Group B with one point after two matches – will now fly out to Lusaka without Mahrez for its clash with Zambia on Saturday.

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