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|Posté le: Sam 12 Mai - 11:11 (2018) Sujet du message: Leicester boss Claude Puel worried about Riyad Mahrez situat
CLAUDE PUEL fears Leicester maxbet could be left stranded if Riyad Mahrez attracts another late bid this summer.
The transfer window in England closes before the start of next season while European clubs can still buy players until August 31.
Mahrez has tried to force a move away in the last two transfer windows, with bids from Roma in the summer and Manchester City in January being rejected by the Foxes.
Leicester are said to have demanded £80m from City after their late bid on deadline day, which the champions were unwilling to pay.
However, with the window closing on August 9 this summer, Puel is concerned it leaves the Foxes vulnerable to losing their star man without the possibility of signing a replacement.
The Leicester boss said: "Of course, it's always difficult to manage the transfer window.
"It was a difficult winter window for different things but in the summer there will be problems because some clubs will want players at the end of the market.
"It was the same thing in the winter with Riyad, it was just two days before the end of the transfer window.
“It was difficult to manage with a player who is perhaps angry, we cannot appreciate this situation.
"Riyad is in contract and we will see what will happen in the summer. After that we will decide together with the owner and with the player.
"It (the early closure of the window) is not a good thing.
“Of course all the managers want to start the season with the transfer window stopping but other countries can continue to buy players.
"Some players can be disturbed by this."
Mahrez, who has 12 goals and 11 assists to his name this season, has withdrawn the transfer request he lodged maxbet last summer and in January.
And Puel is hoping to avoid another public saga with Mahrez after the 27-year-old went AWOL following City’s failed bid.
He added: "We've had a lot of discussions before the end of the season. For the moment I cannot say any other thing.
“We have some players in contract, others at the end. We will see after the last game.
"Riyad is in contract and we will see what will happen in the summer.
“After that we will decide together with the owner, with the player and the situation." maxbet