Riyad Mahrez has missed Leicester training yet again

Riyad Mahrez has missed Leicester training for a fourth time in a week.

The Algerian hasn’t turned up for training since a proposed Deadline Day move to Manchester City failed to materialise.

The Algeria international has missed the Foxes’ last two Premier League matches and was absent as Claude Puel’s side returned to training at their Belvoir Drive complex after being given a day off.

It remains unclear whether Mahrez has been given permission from the club to miss the latest session, or whether he is still refusing to attend and his availability for Saturday’s league fixture against Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City at the Etihad is in doubt.

Mahrez has been left “depressed” by the club’s decision to not accept City’s final offer, believed to be a player-plus-cash offer worth an estimated £60m.

Puel, who last Friday said that the Premier League winner had been given some time off to clear his head, admitted after Leicester’s 1-1 draw vs Swansea on Saturday that he expected “nothing” and his immediate focus was on the rest of his squad.

Puel said: “Today, just after the game, Riyad is not my preoccupation. My preoccupation is about my available players and to keep them in a positive attitude and to continue this good work.”

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