Puel confident after Mahrez talks

English Premier League

The Algeria international has long been linked with a move away from the Foxes, having even previously handed in a transfer request at the King Power Stadium.

The winger has since been linked with the likes of Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham and reports of a move away have returned following the opening of the January transfer window.

Peul, though, is not overly concerned about an immediate exit, telling Sky Sports News: “I want to keep all my best players and Riyad is an important player in the team for us.

“When I discussed things with him, he had a good attitude and is enjoying his football. He is a happy player and likes to play with his teammates.

“His statistics have improved, with assists and scoring. Of course I want him to continue all this good work.”