PEP GUARDIOLA is interested in bringing Riyad Mahrez to Manchester City, according to reports in Spain.
The Leicester winger is still linked with a move away from the King Power after failing to complete dream moves in the last two summers.
Algerian Mahrez, 26, is now being looked at by Guardiola, report Don Balon, who wants to add depth to his already formidable squad.
The report claims that Guardiola wants a right winger to replace Jesus Navas, who returned to boyhood club Sevilla this summer after four years at the Etihad.
Mahrez would not likely be a starter in the Man City side, but would add dynamism from the bench.
Guardiola and Mahrez briefly shared a chat and a laugh at the end of Man City’s 2-0 win at Leicester on Saturday.
Named Premier League Player of the Year in 2016 after helping the Foxes to a shock title, Mahrez had been linked with Barcelona that summer – but a move never happened.
This year he has been linked with moves to both Arsenal and Chelsea, with both clubs said to still be interested.
Mahrez revealed last week his head is now in the right place after two years of distractions.
He said: “I am settled, I’ve always been settled.
“Of course I wanted a new challenge, but it didn’t happen and that’s okay.
“I wasn’t disappointed for myself because I love this club and I have been through everything with this club.
“We won the League, we were in the Champions’ League and we got safety in the last two games in our first year in the Premier League.
“I went from the Championship to the Premier League and Champions’ League with this club – everything with this club! I am very confident here and I feel good.”