Leicester City winger Riyad Mahrez is set to return to training for the first time since a proposed January move to Manchester City fell through.
The 26-year-old has not trained with his team-mates since Leicester rejected a deal of around £50m from the Premier League leaders on deadline day.
But BBC Radio Leicester has learned he plans to return to the club on Friday.
On Thursday, Foxes boss Claude Puel said Mahrez would not be selected for Saturday’s trip to Manchester City.
It is not yet known if his decision to report for training puts him in contention to feature for the first time since 20 January.
Mahrez made a transfer request the day before the January window closed, but Leicester refused to let the 2016 PFA Player of the Year leave as their valuation of him exceeded the fee Manchester City were prepared to pay.
Puel accepted his player had faced a “difficult situation” and vowed the club would “help him come back with a smile”.
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