Leicester City winger, Riyad Mahrez, has admitted he regrets how he handled his failed move to Manchester City.
The Premier League leaders sent four offers for the Algeria international, but they were all rejected.
Mahrez has now denied he went AWOL, as he missed training for over a week following Deadline Day, before returning and featuring in their last four matches.
“I was away from here because I needed some time to think, it was a difficult situation,” Mahrez told Sky Sports News.
“Manchester City is a good move for everyone but it is the past. It is behind me. If we start talking about this it’s like coming back to the transfer window and now I’m moving forward, trying to give my best for the team.
“You’ll always have regrets but at that time I thought it was the best thing to do.
“It was difficult, I’ve always been in contact with the club. The club handled it very well. When the team-mates and the club were behind me it was OK, it was very easy to come back here.”