The Professional Footballers’ Association is offering to mediate between Riyad Mahrez and Leicester City.
The PFA offered assistance last week but Riyad Mahrez and the club have yet to take up offer from players’ union.
We understand the PFA continue to monitor the Algerian’s on-going issue of absence from training.
Mahrez missed training again on Tuesday having handed in a transfer request to try to force a deadline day move to Manchester City.
The Foxes travel to the Etihad Stadium on Saturday with Mahrez now expected to miss the game, having sat out the last two matches.
Leicester hope to resolve the issue internally and are prepared to give the Algeria international time to reintegrate back into the squad.
They will hold talks with Mahrez’s representatives but will not rush the former PFA Player of the Year back.
A ‘close friend’ of the 26-year-old has been quoted saying the winger was depressed after the failed move and it has changed the dynamic of discussions.
Leicester need to be cautious with how they deal with the issue surrounding Mahrez’s health.