Foxes confident of keeping Mahrez

Arsenal are set to be disappointed in their chase of Riyad Mahrez as Leicester boss Claudio Ranieri is sure he’ll stay with the Foxes.

Arsenal: Foxes confident of keeping MahrezArsenal: Foxes confident of keeping Mahrez

Mahrez has been heavily linked with the Gunners in the transfer window this summer following his outstanding campaign for the Foxes in which he played a key role in helping the club sensationally win the Premier League.

Gunners boss Arsene Wenger is looking to improve his attacking options and is a big fan of Mahrez, who scored an impressive 17 league goals last season and was voted PFA Players’ Player of the Year.

However, Ranieri has always maintained that he expects the Algeria international to stay and he’s again made it clear he’s confident of keeping the winger at the King Power Stadium.

He told Sky Sports: “I speak often with him and say stay with us, it’s much better for your future, I think he is an intelligent man and he will stay.

“We support him very well, this is important, when you change teams maybe you don’t find team-mates who help you at the same level.

“He improves more if he stays with us for another year, maybe next year he can think about another solution. If he goes for a lot of money, everybody will be expecting something special. He can do something special, but with us.”

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