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Furious Leicester players hand Mahrez new nickname

Leicester City players are furious with wantaway teammate Riyad Mahrez.

The Sun says his furious team-mates feel he let them down on Tuesday by missing their crucial training session ahead of the Everton match, when they ran through set pieces and tactics.

They weren't impressed, either, when he went public at the start of the season, stating he wanted to move to a 'bigger' Champions' League club.

And they dubbed him Viktor Navorski - after Hollywood actor Tom Hanks' character in the film Terminal - when he spent August's Deadline day holed up at a Paris Hub Airport ready for a flight to Barcelona, Madrid, Manchester or London if a top club agreed a fee for him.

After being blocked from joining Manchester City, Mahrez went AWOL for the THIRD time yesterday.

Technically, Leicester could view that as a breach on contract with the possibility of a £200,000 fine and have taken legal advice on how they now try and re-integrate their £95million-rated asset back into their squad.

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