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Tunisia chief Zelfani: Leicester want Srarfi as Mahrez replacement

Leicester City accept they'll lose Riyad Mahrez this summer.

According to Tunisian manager Yamen Zelfani, Leicester are already searching for a replacement for Mahrez.

The winger went on strike after being denied a move to Manchester City in the Janurary transfer window.

Speaking to Mosaic FM, Zelfani revealed that Leicester tried to sign winger Bassem Srarfi, 20, from Nice in an attempt to replace the seemingly outgoing Mahrez.

Srarfi, who joined Nice from Tunisian side Club Africain, made 26 Ligue 1 appearances in his first full season, scoring three goals.

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