Report: Manchester City's new £65m Riyad Mahez bid includes player going to Leicester City

Riyad Mahrez of Leicester in action during the pre-season friendly match between Luton Town and Leicester City at Kenilworth Road on July 26, 2017 in Luton, England.

The Premier League leaders have reportedly made one last-ditch attempt to sign the Leicester winger.

Leicester City's Algerian midfielder Riyad Mahrez (R) celebrates scoring the team's first goal with Leicester City's English midfielder Marc Albrighton  during the English Premier League...

Sky Sports are reporting that Manchester City have made a final player-plus-cash offer worth £65m to sign Leicester City winger Riyad Mahrez before the transfer deadline.

The Times understands that Leicester value the Algerian international at £75m, and have already rejected a second bid in the region of £55m from the Premier League leaders.

Josep Guardiola, Manager of Manchester City looks on prior to The Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round between Cardiff City and Manchester City on January 28, 2018 in Cardiff, United Kingdom.

While the Citizens are not willing to go that high, they seem to hope that the addition of a player in the other direction will persuade Leicester to finally part with the 26-year-old.

That will surely depend on the player, with Sky Sports unaware of his identity.

The most likely candidate appears to be defender Eliaquim Mangala, who is available after City’s capture of Aymeric Laporte and had been expected by Sky Sports to join Everton.

Eliaquim Mangala of Manchester City during the Carabao Cup Semi-Final First Leg match between Manchester City and Bristol City at Etihad Stadium on January 9, 2018 in Manchester, England.

The Foxes do not have great depth at centre-back, with title-winning pair Wes Morgan and Robert Huth both nearing the end of their careers, and Mangala would arguably be an improvement on loanee Aleksandar Dragovic.

As BBC Sport reports, Mahrez has handed in an official transfer request at the King Power Stadium - the second time he has done so in six months - to try to force through a move.

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