Manchester City have made a late move to sign Leicester City winger, Riyad Mahrez, after Pep Guardiola revealed Leroy Sane will be out for up to seven weeks with his ankle injury.
Sane will be out until March, ruling him out of the Carabao Cup final against Arsenal.
Leicester boss, Claude Puel, has insisted Mahrez is not for sale, but City look set to test their resolve with a late bid.
Sane was crocked by Cardiff City’s Joe Bennett in Sunday’s FA Cup win and Guardiola disagreed with Neil Warnock shrugging off the challenge, saying that is English football.
“Well, he is more experienced by far about English football, he knows English football better than me.
“If he says that, what can I say?
“I was here 18 months and I don’t think English football is like this. My feeling is that English football is not like this.
“But again Neil has more experience than me. He has spent all his career in England and that is why his opinions are his opinions,” Guardiola said.