Leicester City boss Claude Puel: 'Tough to manage Riyad Mahrez situation'

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Mahrez was desperate to force through a transfer to Manchester City and is not believed to be in the right frame of mind after the deal collapsed.

Mahrez has over two years remaining on his contract at Leicester having signed a new long-term deal with the club in August 2016.

The 26-year-old has not trained for Claude Puel's side since seeing his hopes of a dream move dashed.

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Leicester City boss Claude Puel: 'Tough to manage Riyad Mahrez situation'

"Riyad will not be available for this game", said Leicester boss Puel ahead of the visit of Swansea. All I can say about the situation is that this is the best decision for Leicester, in the best interests of Leicester.

"We will accept all the decisions".

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Reports on Thursday suggested that Leicester's players were unhappy with how the winger has conducted himself.

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Puel insists there is a way back for the Algeria worldwide, who played a starring role in Leicester's shock Premier League title triumph two years ago.

"I have a good relationship with Riyad and now we have to manage this situation as professionals. He is an important player for us, of course", added Puel. We need to move forward and focus on football. The most important thing now is that the transfer window is closed and in the transfer window it is always hard.

But according to The Sun, the Foxes are privately furious with their angst-ridden Algerian star and "have taken legal advice on how they now try and reintegrate their £95million-rated asset back into their squad".

And, although the French tactician acknowledged the disappointment of the former Le Havre player, he is optimistic that his teammates and the members of staff will help him overcome the frustration.

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'For Riyad, he can clear his head and he can come back with us because he is a very big player for us.

Mahrez's continued absence means Puel will have an unchanged squad against Swansea.

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