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Rafael Benitez admits interest in Mahrez.

Posted 21 Jan 2018 by Sara Davidson.

Newcastle boss Rafael Benitez has admitted his interest in Leicester City star Riyad Mahrez.

During a press conference this morning, Rafael Benitez told members of the press that he was interested in buying the Algerian winger.

'He is a wonderful player and we would love to have him here at St James' Park', stated the Newcastle manager.

'However, at the moment, no deal has been finalised between ourselves and Leicester City.'

A deal for the Leicester City star is expected to be in the region of €21 million, with talks expected to run over the course of the next few weeks.

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