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Leicester's Riyad Mahrez told he is not for sale by owner

Riyad Mahrez
Image: Riyad Mahrez 'is staying at Leicester' - Image c/o: @vs_kingpower Instagram: Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha

Leicester City owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha has told Riyad Mahrez he is staying at the club - and the player appears to have agreed.

The Thai owner of King Power posted a picture on social media on Friday with the caption: "VS: Not for sale. Mahrez: OK boss."

The 25-year-old Algeria international forward has reportedly been a target for Arsenal this summer and Foxes boss Claudio Ranieri recently admitted his player had been distracted by "speculation".

Mahrez' agent Kamel Bengougam admitted earlier in the summer that they were duty-bound to consider offers from elsewhere in England and abroad after Mahrez's sensational season as Leicester won the Premier League.

Riyad Mahrez
Image: Claudio Ranieri recently admitted Mahrez had become distracted

He said in May: "He is very happy with Leicester and of course it has been a fantastic season. They will play in the Champions League next year as well so he would be happy to stay.

"Of course there is a possibility he will leave. When you have been playing the way Riyad has this season, it is bound to attract attention."

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Former Arsenal defender Lauren has questioned whether Mahrez would be a good addition to Arsene Wenger's side.

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He said on Wednesday: "They have Mesut Ozil, Jack Wilshere, Aaron Ramsey, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Theo Walcott. Arsenal don't need Mahrez."

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