PFA offer assistance in ongoing dispute between Leicester and Riyad Mahrez

Leicester refused to sanction a £60 million transfer for Mahrez to Manchester City

RIYAD MAHREZ'S SELF-imposed exile after failing to secure a move to Manchester City leaves him running the risk of not getting paid, PFA chief executive Gordon Taylor has warned.

Given the way Manchester City are playing this season, any footballer would - whether they want to admit it or not - be keen to represent Pep Guardiola's side.

Attacking midfielder Mahrez, who has scored 35 goals and contributed 24 assists in 127 top-flight appearances, has frequently been linked with a move since Leicester's title win in 2016, with Italian side Roma having three bids rejected last summer.

The Algeria worldwide has embarked on a self-imposed strike since his move to Manchester City in January fell through.

Mahrez has not trained or played for the Foxes since - and, according to reports on Wednesday, that will continue into this weekend's match (against Man City, coincidentally) at the very least.

In lieu of this escalating situation, the PFA have apparently offered to mediate over the proceedings until a solution can be reached between Leicester and the player.

Meanwhile, ever since his desire for a move to the champions elect was rebuffed by his club, Mahrez has failed to turn up to any of the subsequent training sessions, and is so far refusing to play.

"I expect nothing. The most important thing is not to think about one player, but to think about my team and my squad", Puel said after Saturday's draw with Swansea.

After Saturday's game, Puel admitted he had no idea when Mahrez would return.

As is typical of his style, he is putting those available to him first, but there is no doubt that he will be a key figure in bringing Mahrez back from the brink when he finally comes to his senses.

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