Manchester United were never interested in making a deadline-day move for £50M-rated Leicester City and Algeria winger Riyad Mahrez, according to Leicester Mercury.
As per the English outlet, there were rumours that the want-away midfielder, who was valued at £50M by the Foxes according to the Telegraph, was allowed to leave the Algeria national team’s training camp in order to secure a move to Old Trafford.
The news was confirmed on Thursday morning after the Algerian FA tweeted that Mahrez had left their training camp in order to finalise a transfer. The winger was later spotted in Paris as the rumours surrounding his future swirled.
Reports have since surfaced over the weekend that the Leicester star, who has managed 35 goals in 141 appearances for the Foxes, attracted interest from Jose Mourinho’s Man United as written by the Leicester Mercury. However, a source from Old Trafford denied the rumours, stating that the club had no intention of signing anyone on deadline day.
With rumours suggesting United’s interest in Mahrez now dead, one wonders which club the Algerian was looking to secure a deadline move to.