- Guardiola wants Riyad Mahrez in Man City next season
- City failed the to land the Algerian after bidding twice
- Mahrez will not be at the Russia 2018 World in the summer
Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola has renewed his interest in signing Riyad Mahrez from Leicester City this summer.
The Spaniard is plotting a £65m swoop for the winger after narrowly missing out on the Algerian international in the January transfer window.
Citizens' boss Guardiola made two unsuccessful bids for the Foxes star in January as the 27-year-old was furious and refused to train after the deal failed to materialize.
The King Power officials priced him out of a move and said they would not settle for anything less than £85m for the enterprising attacker.
Mahrez has two years left on his deal at Leicester but Guardiola is determined to bolster his firepower and will make another move in the summer transfer window.
The attacker has remained in the Midlands despite handing in a transfer request at the end of last season.
The Algerian has made 37 appearances for the Foxes and scored 11 goals so far this campaign.
Mahrez was named PFA Players' Player of the Year after helping Leicester to win their historic Premier League title in 2016.
Mahrez will not be at the World Cup in the summer as they were rooted bottom of the qualification group involving Nigeria, Zambia and Cameroon.
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