Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri and vice-chairman says Mahrez will stay for at least one more year

Leicester City are confident PFA Player of the year Riyad Mahrez will stay at the club, despite ongoing speculation about his future.

Mahrez has been a revelation this season, contributing heavily to Leicester’s Premier League success and yesterday his agent said that he was “50/50” to stay at the club.

However both Claudio Ranieri and vice-chairman, Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha, are confident the mercurial winger will stay at least for one more season.

“It’s 99 per cent he will stay,” Ranieri said.

“I’m very, very confident. I suggest to all my players, ‘Stay one year more. Don’t go. If you go to another team, you might not get on the pitch’.”

Srivaddhanaprabha said: “They are good boys. They are good lads. They understand. Even Mahrez, I talked to him and said, ‘Are you concerned?’. He said, ‘No, no, I want to stay’. This is what he wants. He wants to stay.”