Leicester City have fined Riyad Mahrez for his two-week absence after his club failed to move him to Manchester City.
Mahrez will get a fine of £240,000 which is worth two weeks of wages as he was also absent for two weeks from the club.
Mahrez has been extending his strike and has been reported to be spending time with family and close friends in Algeria.
Because of the situation, the big bosses of the club has decided to hit the pocket of the 26-year-old with two weeks of wages.
In a press conference with Claude Puel yesterday, he was unable to confirm or deny whether he has already spoken with Mahrez and if he knew where he was.
The Frenchman also did not get a date on when the player would return but said that he will not be involved in tomorrow’s night game against Manchester City where he failed to sign on deadline day.
“I hope Riyad can get his head right and come back with us, to hard work,” said Puel.
“Riyad is a magnificent player, he loves football, he loves his relationship with his friends, his team-mates. He enjoys his football.
“I think he needs to come back to play, to touch the ball. It’s important.
“I hope he can come back and work hard with the team sooner rather than later.
“We will see. I don’t want to give details about our relationship. It is important that remains inside the club.”
Mahrez also submitted a written transfer request on Tuesday to force Leicester to move him to Man City.
The club demanded £80 million for Mahrez which Man City denied paying. Talks between Mahrez’s representatives and Leicester are still ongoing and the club are hopeful that he will return soon.