Riyad Mahrez has signed a new four-year contract with Leicester City, the club have announced.
The Algerian international, who was named the PFA Players’ Player of the Year last season, has committed his future to the Premier League champions until 2020.
Mahrez has been continually linked with a move away from the King Power Stadium over the course of the summer, most often with Arsenal.
However, the 25-year-old winger has now joined team-mate Jamie Vardy in signing a new deal with the Foxes.
Mahrez, who signed from Le Havre in January 2014, scored 17 goals and registered 11 assists last season in Claudio Ranieri’s side’s remarkable title win.
Earlier on Wednesday, quotes had emerged from Mahrez in which he had expressed a desire to remain in England while also revealing only “two or three clubs” could make him consider his future.
Leicester City – transfer ins and outs
IN: Ahmed Musa
Former club: CSKA Moscow.
Becoming Leicester’s record transfer in July, the Nigerian striker is considered to be even faster than road-runner Jamie Vardy.
IN: Luis Hernandez
Former club: Sporting Gijon.
Scouted by Steve Walsh for six months, the centre-back is expected to provide cover for Wes Morgan and Robert Huth at the King Power this term.
IN: Nampalys Mendy
Former club: Nice.
Considered by some to be the perfect replacement for N’Golo Kante, the French midfielder is actually shorter than the pint-sized Chelsea man.
IN: Ron-Robert Zieler
Former club: Hannover.
The German goalkeeper has been an understudy to Manuel Neuer in recent times and proves the Foxes with goalkeeping cover.
OUT: N’Golo Kante
New club: Chelsea.
Kante was one of the stand-out performers in Leicester’s title-winning side, but left the East Midlands for Chelsea this summer.
OUT: Andrej Kramaric
New club: Hoffenheim.
Despite joining Leicester for £7m under Nigel Pearson in January, the Croat struggled to make his mark in England.
OUT: Joe Dodoo
New club: Rangers.
The youthful winger shot onto the scene with goals against Bury and West Ham in the League Cup last season but has since joined Rangers.
OUT: Mark Schwarzer – released
New club: Released.
The experienced shot-stopper may have won a second Premier League title winners’ medal last season but he played a minimal role.
OUT: Paul Konchesky – released
New club: Released.
Another to have suffered as a result of Leicester’s remarkable success, the left-back spent last season on loan at QPR.
“It is a super league and I would like to stay here as long as possible,” he told France Football.
“Now, there are two or three clubs in the world, that if they come for me, it definitely makes you think, if you understand what I am trying to say.
“It (the Premier League) is the best league in the world, the most exciting, where there is the most at stake.
“There is also constantly a little uncertainty. Last year, we won the league. In Spain, you will never see Levante or Granada finishing top. In France, since the new PSG, it is the same.
“Same in Germany, with Bayern and Dortmund, or in Italy with Juventus. In the Premier League there is a greater depth of teams who can do it with City, Arsenal, United, Chelsea, Tottenham, Liverpool. They can all win it.”
Additional reporting by PA