In-form Algerian international Riyad Mahrez says he wants to remain at the King Power stadium with Leicester City despite interest from North London sides Arsenal and Tottenham.
Mahrez who was bought for an initial fee of £350,000 from Le Havre in January 2014 was again instrumental as the Foxes beat champions Chelsea on Monday night, providing an assist for Jamie Vardy and scoring a goal to take his tally to 11 goals and seven assists in 16 Premier League matches this season.
The Algerian international has seen his value rocket this season, with a number of clubs across Europe said reportedly interested in him. However, Mahrez has ruled out a January move away from the King Power Stadium in an interview in France.
“It would be best for me to stay. I will not leave in January, it would not be good for my team if I left. If you lose an item like me or N’Golo Kante or Vardy, it may penalize the team.
“I prefer to continue with the team until the end of the year.” Mahrez told RMC Sport
Mahrez also admitted that Leicester’s small squad will mean they will struggle to keep up with the other title challengers as the season wears on. Five of their players have started every Premier League game and another four have started at least 12 of the 16 matches so far this season.