Danny Murphy says Mahrez has outgrown Leicester

There was little sign on Friday that Jamie Vardy was weighed down by Riyad Mahrez's absence

The Citizens were expected to complete the deadline-day signing of the Algeria global, who had handed in a transfer request at King Power Stadium in order to push through the move.

"Clubs don't have to say yes, they're in a position to push a bit harder in the negotiations, but they also knew City needed to get it done quickly so there's that time element there as well". The Foxes have not won a Premier League game in which the Algerian has not featured since a 2-1 success against Norwich City back in October 2015. They seem to come over more defensive away from home, having drawn their last three on the road. In that time, they scored five goals and did not concede any.

The two sides are now locked in action at the King Power Stadium, with Leicester having to make do without star man Riyad Mahrez, who failed to report for training this week after the Foxes denied him the chance to join Manchester City on transfer deadline day.

There have been numerous exits from the King Power Stadium throughout the January transfer window.

Puel only has one injury concerning him for the visit of the Swans with captain Wes Morgan ruled out with a hamstring strain.

The striker was flying high in training as he and the rest of the squad prepared for Swansea
The striker was flying high in training as he and the rest of the squad prepared for Swansea

It looks set to be a busy deadline day for Championship clubs after several managers vowed to dip into the transfer market following Tuesday night's fixtures.

Carvalhal meanwhile has an nearly flawless bill of health with Renato Sanches the only man to be ruled out. "It will be dealt with inside the club". Roque Mesa has joined Sevilla on-loan so will not be eligible either.

The Dutch striker had catapulted Forest back into the Premier League after a one-year stay in the old First Division, scoring 29 goals in 42 games.

Although the visitors lost Leroy Fer, who injured his ankle under a challenge, they drew on all their recent resilience to hold on for a point that leaves them unbeaten in seven games in all competitions.

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