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Late last night, the Algerian FA announced via social media site Twitter that Riyad Mahrez had been released from international duty to sort out a possible transfer.

French newspaper L’Équipe reported in the middle of the night that Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur and Barcelona are all in the race to sign the current Leicester City winger, but that no club was close to an agreement for the Algerian  late last night.

The reasoning behind Mahrez’s release by the Algerian national team is so that he could travel to  Paris this morning where he will remain for deadline day in the event that he needs to quickly travel to a possible new club for a medical and talks.

At the moment, Barcelona seem a little ahead of the Premier League sides in terms of being in a position to secure the Algeria international services.


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Chelsea players John Obi Mikel and Victor Moses were the main protagonists in Nigeria 3-1’s win over Algeria, in a clash valid for Russia 2018 World Cup qualifiers.

Moses opened the score on minute 25, twenty minutes later Obi Mikel scored his second ever goal for his national team.

Bentaleb netted the one for Algeria – who was lining up Leicester stars Slimani and Mahrez in attack  – at minute 67 but Victor Moses, that is on fire after being reborn under Conte at Stamford Bridge, sealed the game in injury time after a free-flowing counter attack.

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Chelsea top target Riyad Mahrez has put the pen to paper on a new four-year contract extension with Leicester City, the Claudio Ranieri‘s side have just announced the deal.

SkySports believes there’s no buy-out clause included in his new contract.


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