Transfer news: PSG is keen to sign Riyad Mahrez of Man City

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Riyad Mahrez could be joining Paris Saint Germain at the end of this season

The Algerian has scored nine goals and 14 assists this season

PSG want the winger as a replacement for either Kylian Mbappe or Neymar

Manchester City will not be playing in the Champions League next season regardless of where they finish on the Premier League table.

The Citizens have been handed a two seasons ban by UEFA after being found guilty of breaching the Financial Fair Play rules.

This decision has however sent shivers to the players who are obviously not satisfied with playing just domestic leagues.

Meanwhile, reports from the Etihad Stadium reveals some top European club are planning to use City’s absence in the UCL next term to lure their players away from the club.

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With Neymar still unsure of where his future lies, Paris Saint Germain have now identified the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations winner as a quality replacement for the winger.

Although no price has been mentioned in the deal that could see the Leicester City man move to France, there are indications that this move could happen at the end of the current season.

So far this campaign, Mahrez has scored a total of nine goals and 14 assists across competitions but his club is languishing seriously behind Liverpool on the Premier League table.

Goal.com quoting Calciomercato claim PSG want to bring the Algerian to Paris to add more depth to their attack.

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It would be recalled that the French League winners progressed to the Champions League quarterfinals since 2016 after beating Borussia Dortmund 3-2 on aggregate.

They will now hope they can strengthen their squad some more in a bid to challenge for the title, if not this season, then next.

Mahrez already knows the modus operandi in French football, having played for AAS Sarcelles, Quimper and Le Havre before joining the Foxes in 2014.

And barely one year after, he and his teammates pulled the greatest stunts after helping the King Power Stadium outfit win the Premier League title at the end of the 2015-16 season.

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The 29-year-old whose contract with Manchester City ends in 2023 could be a replacement for Real Madrid target Kylian Mbappe.

Legit.ng earlier reported that Manchester City star Benjamin Mendy has been given some cheering news after a test conducted on one of his relatives for the deadly coronavirus came out negative.

COVID-19 has been disturbing everyone in the world since its outbreak in China where it has claimed many lives and many are down receiving treatments in the hospital.

Earlier this month, some medical team arrived at the house of Benjamin Mendy to test one of his relatives who was showing symptoms of the virus.

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