Mahrez leaves Algeria camp to finalise transfer

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Algeria have allowed Leicester City star Riyad Mahrez to leave camp in order to finalise a transfer before the window closes.

Mahrez has been linked with moves to Roma, Manchester United, Barcelona and Arsenal, and the 2015-16 Premier League winner is now nearing an exit from Leicester.

As Algeria prepare for a World Cup qualifier against Zambia, the Algerian Football Federation (FAF) confirmed on Wednesday that it has granted the 26-year-old attacker permission to formalise his playing future.

Mahrez has featured in all three Premier League fixtures for Leicester this season, setting up two goals.

Algeria - bottom of Group B with one point after two matches - will now fly out to Lusaka without Mahrez for their clash with Zambia on Saturday.