Algerian midfielder, Riyad Mahrez has been granted permission to leave the Algerian camp to ‘formalise’ his move to a ‘new club’ from Leicester City, according to the Algerian Football Federation, FAF, via the BBC.
The 26-year-old has been a subject of intense speculation linking him with a move from the club, and has already seen three bids from AS Roma rejected by the club.
However, the FAF says it has given the talented midfielder the permission to leave the Algerian squad to complete a move before the window shuts.
A statement by the FAF read that Mahrez “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,” according to the BBC.
Mahrez, who was part of the Leicester team that shocked everyone when they lifted the Premier League title in 2016, has also been linked with a move to another PL side, Manchester United, who are said to be interested in bringing the Algerian to OT before the window closes on Thursday.