Mahrez missing for Swans visit

Leicester City

Foxes boss Claude Puel has confirmed he will not select Riyad Mahrez for the clash with Swansea on Saturday.

The 26-year-old, heavily linked with a move to Manchester City during the latter stages of the transfer window, has reportedly not turned up for training since the move to City collapsed and his future remains unclear.

Puel has now confirmed he will not call upon the Algeria international for this weekend but hopes he will feature for Leicester in the near future.

“As a club, we took this decision for the good of Leicester,” said Puel. “I think it’s the best decision for the club after the position with Riyad.

“I will assess Riyad when he clears his head. The business [side] of the transfer window is difficult for us to manage but I think it is time now to move on and keep our focus.

“I hope Riyad can clear his head and come back with us because he’s a valuable player for us.”

Meanwhile, Foxes captain Wes Morgan is also out, after the highly-experienced centre-back suffered a hamstring injury in New Year’s Day’s win over Huddersfield Town and is still not ready to return.

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