Claudio Ranieri has once again confirmed that Riyah Mahrez is not leaving Leicester City.
The Foxes’ boss has been very vocal about wanting to keep the wide-man at Leicester and has been confident that he’ll stay. Now, he’s reiterated this to beINSPORTS, claiming that he’s ‘100% sure’ that Mahrez is staying with Leicester.
Claudio Ranieri tells @beINSPORTS he is "100 percent sure" @Mahrez22 will stay at #LCFC. End of.
— Ben Jacobs (@JacobsBen) July 29, 2016
As we previously said, it was always an unlikely transfer. Ranieri has been very, very keen to keep hold of his player of the season, especially after letting N’Golo Kante sign for Chelsea. Although they play in very different positions, letting all your best players leave after winning the title doesn’t look good.
Do we know what Mahrez wants to do? Not yet. But I’m sure he’ll be happy to stay with Leicester if Arsenal fail to approach him with an offer.
The media are still insisting that Mahrez doesn’t want to stay with Leicester but will if they offer him £100,000 a week, which I’ve no doubt they will if they can.
Ranieri has made his feelings on Mahrez moving very clear, claiming that it wouldn’t be good for the player, which is a clever game to play.
WATCH: Claudio Ranieri believes it is in the best interests of @Mahrez22 to stay with @LCFC: https://t.co/TduUP79SqJ https://t.co/1bgjirP6bc
— Sky Sports News HQ (@SkySportsNewsHQ) July 30, 2016
It’s not happening people!