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Leicester fine Mahrez £240,000

Leicester City have fined Riyad Mahrez for his AWOL antics.

The Irish Independent says they have fined Mahrez £240,000 for his two-week absence, while Claude Puel has confirmed the winger will miss tomorrow's clash at Manchester City.

Mahrez will be punished by Leicester after extending his strike into a second week, with the £80 million-rated star understood to have been spending time in Algeria with family and close friends.

Though Leicester are determined to handle a delicate situation carefully, the hierarchy has decided that the 26-year-old will be hit in the pocket with a fine of two weeks' wages.

Puel, the manager, was unable to confirm or deny whether he had either spoken to Mahrez this week or knew of his whereabouts, in a difficult press conference yesterday.

The Frenchman also declined to offer a date on Mahrez's anticipated return.

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