Riyad Mahrez's transfer request has sparked mass panic amongst staff and board members at Leicester City as they grow increasingly concerned about the future of a number of other star names.
The Mirror report that the Algerian's expected departure this summer will likely add to the growing uncertainty around the club, and the likes of Kasper Schmeichel and Wes Morgan could also be set to leave, thus potentially sparking a mass exodus from the King Power.
Mahrez made his desire to leave the club public earlier this week when he handed in a transfer request - just one year after he had played a pivotal role in helping the Foxes land the Premier League title.
The winger said of his decision:
"I am fiercely ambitious and feel that now is the time to move on to a new experience."
Leicester's turbulent season is likely the cause of Mahrez's change in heart, having only signed a new four-year deal at the beginning of the campaign.
Whilst he is almost certain to leave, Schmeichel is understood to have been courted by a number of clubs around Europe and recently changed his agent in a move that was thought to improve his chances of sealing a transfer to a top side.
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Other players who could also be on their way out include captain Wes Morgan - who is wanted by newly promoted Newcastle - and striker Jamie Vardy, who himself has been linked with a shock move abroad.
Leicester's failure to announce their manager for next season is further hampering their efforts to stabilise the club, as interim boss Craig Shakespeare has yet to discover whether he will be handed a permanent role.
Not only is the uncertainty around the manager's position causing anxiety among the current squad, but the Mirror also suggest it is harming the Foxes' transfer plans this summer, as said targets are reluctant to commit until discovering who will be taking charge of the team come August time.