Mahrez pre-season tour on crutches

Mahrez was forced off midway through the first half of City’s 3-2 win over Bayern Munich in the final match of their three-game pre-season tour of the US.

Manchester City paid a club-record £60m fee to prise Mahrez away from Leicester earlier this summer but he is now a serious doubt for the start of the season. The 27-year-old tried to continue following the incident, which occurred in the opening five minutes, but was unable to continue and eventually subbed off after 27 minutes on the clock.

City play Chelsea in the Community Shield on Sunday and Mahrez has emerged as an early doubt for Pep Guardiola’s side, who are already set to be without Raheem Sterling.