Man City considering late move for Leicester's Riyad Mahrez - sources
Manchester City are considering a deadline-day move for Leicester City winger Riyad Mahrez, sources have told ESPN FC.
Leroy Sane has been ruled out for up to seven weeks with an ankle injury and City, still competing in four competitions, could now turn to the Algeria international.
City have already broken their club record by completing the signing of Athletic Bilbao defender Aymeric Laporte and would need to break it again to sign Mahrez.
Pep Guardiola told a news conference there was a "95 percent or 99 percent chance" that City would do no further business in January.
And sources said the club have not ruled a late move for 26-year-old Mahrez, who could cost more than £60 million, and also remain interested in Shakhtar Donetsk's Brazilian midfielder Fred.
Defender Eliaquim Mangala could be on his way out, with Newcastle, West Ham and Valencia all looking to complete a move before the window closes, sources said.
Jonathan is ESPN FC's Manchester City correspondent. Follow him on Twitter: @jonnysmiffy.