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By Chineze Ogugua

The Algerian FA has granted Riyad Mahrez permission to leave the Algeria squad to “formalise” his move from Leicester City with Chelsea, Manchester United and Barcelona.

The 26-year old has been the subject of three bids earlier in the transfer window from Italian club Roma which were all turned down as Coach Craig Shakespeare sees him as an integral member of his squad.

In a statement released by FAF,it rea, “Mahrez was authorised by the national coach Lucas Alcaraz and the Algerian Football Federation to make an express trip to Europe to formalise on Thursday his transfer to his new club. The national team will fly without him on Thursday morning to Lusaka to face Zambia on Saturday.”

A likely move away from Leicester is expected to be completed today being the transfer deadline day.

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