Late last night, the Algerian FA announced via social media site Twitter that Riyad Mahrez had been released from international duty to sort out a possible transfer.
L’Équipe reported in the middle of the night that Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur and Barcelona are all in active discussions over the possible signing of the ex-Le Havre and current Leicester City winger, but that no club was close to an agreement to sign the Algerian as of late last night.
The reasoning behind Mahrez’s release by the Algerian national team is so that he can rapidly arrive in Paris this morning where he will remain for deadline day in the event that he needs to quickly travel to a possible new club for a medical and talks.
Sources informed GFFN late last night that the situation was very fluid, with there being a possibility that Mahrez could very well still remain at Leicester City, but that Barcelona were a little ahead of the Premier League sides in terms of being in a position to land the winger.
One we will undoubtedly be watching very closely all day.