Leicester City MVP staying put

Leicester City star Riyad Mahrez looks set to stay at the King Power Stadium, with the Foxes reluctant to sell the midfielder so close to the transfer window deadline.

Mahrez had rejected an £80,000-a-week contract this summer, but after talks with Foxes chiefs, has agreed to stay at the club during this transfer window, according to the Guardian.

Jon Ruskin, the Leicester City director of football, sat down with the Algerian’s representatives on Wednesday, confirming that the club wouldn’t accept an offer for last season’s PFA Player of the Year. Claudio Ranieri doesn’t feel he has enough time to find a suitable replacement with only a few weeks left to sign players.

It’s been an important summer for the Foxes, as they’ve desperately tried to keep hold of their star players that sensationally won the Premier League last season. N’bolo Kante has joined Chelsea, but they did manage to tied down Jamie Vardy to a new, improved contract.

And the club will look to offer Mahrez a new deal as the season goes on, although reports suggest he may want some form of release clause installed.

 


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