Riyad Mahrez: Chelsea end pursuit of Leicester City winger

By @jamiew_tc  
31st August 2017
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Riyad Mahrez
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Chelsea have given up on signing Leicester City winger Riyad Mahrez, according to beIN SPORTS reporter Ben Jacobs.

The Sun reported earlier in the day that Mahrez had left Algeria’s training camp in order to seal his move away from current employers Leicester City. The tabloid claimed that his next destination was likely to be Premier League champions Chelsea. They claimed that a £45M deal was likely to be signed and sealed on deadline day.

beIN SPORTS then got in the act, reaffirming The Sun’s report that the Blues had made a £45M bid for the 26-year-old, and that they expected the deal to be completed before the deadline.

However, the man who announced on air for beIN SPORTS, Ben Jacobs, has now back-tracked. He claims that, after previously claiming that the deal was likely to be completed tonight, Chelsea have now withdrawn from the race to sign him.

The reality is, it was probably pure guesswork after Mahrez made it clear he was on the move – and we all fell for it.

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Aravind
Aravind
3 years ago

Come on ! Why don’t you guys just sign him ?

Ledi wisdom
Ledi wisdom
3 years ago

We should have sign this guy. Ohhhhh my God..help us

Ledi wisdom
Ledi wisdom
3 years ago

My lovely club, what is happening to us

Victory emotu
Victory emotu
3 years ago

we are tired of not been serious in the transfer widowe

desire Chiguye
desire Chiguye
3 years ago

Comment:heey Chelsea what is happening to you guys,Riyad wants to move but no action.we were in love with Chelsea but now we will walk away and support Aston Villa its better .this Chelsea club don’t work well ,you are very lazy on the transfer market.you really sucks guys you are… Read more »

gaz
gaz
3 years ago

withdrawn youre having a laugh we were never in for him

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