Mahrez regrets behaviour after failed Manchester City move

Stoke City's Geoff Cameron left and Leicester City's Riyad Mahrez battle for the ball during the English Premier League soccer match. | AP

Stoke City's Geoff Cameron left and Leicester City's Riyad Mahrez battle for the ball during the English Premier League soccer match. | AP

He got into big trouble with the Foxes this January, when the Midlands club refused him a move to Manchester City.

The Algerian global had looked set on a transfer to Manchester City in January, before the Sky Blues backed away from a deal during the final days of the window. I have always been in contact with the club. Everything is very good.

When asked about the prospect of joining Manchester City, Mahrez replied: 'Well, Man City is a good move for everyone.

"We will see in the summer if something comes, but at the moment I'm a Leicester City player and I'm good here".

However, it is understood the so-called "announcement", which did not appear on the 27-year-old's Instagram or Twitter pages, did not come from the player and Leicester are working with Facebook to have the post removed.

"It was hard but I spoke to the players, the manager, everyone".

Mahrez also indicated that he could be sold be Leicester this summer.

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"In football players come and players leave".

"I'm not saying I'm going to leave".

The Algerian global subsequently skipped training, effectively going on strike in protest at what he considered to be Leicester denying him a dream move he has been promised for several transfer windows.

Mahrez said he regretted the way he had handled the situation but had thought it was the best thing to do at the time.

"My mind and my focus is on Leicester", he said. We've moved on now. "There's still 10 games to go - nine in the league and one in the cup". The club handled it very well.

"Now I'm moving forward, trying to give my best for the team, and that's most important".

Leicester ran a feature on Mahrez on their website on Wednesday looking at the impact of the player this season, suggesting the Facebook post was a hoax.

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