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Claude Puel: ‘I want to keep Riyad Mahrez’

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Leicester City boss Claude Puel has said that he is desperate to keep Riyad Mahrez at the King Power Stadium beyond the end of this month’s transfer window.

Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool have all been credited with an interest in the Algerian international, but Puel has branded the reports “just speculation”.

“I can say always the same thing. Riyad is a valuable player for us and I want to keep him,” Puel told reporters. “Of course, no problem with Riyad with his hard work in the training sessions, he is enjoying his football with his teammates and he is playing very well.

“You can see him at the training session this morning, he was smiling. It is amazing to train this player. It is just speculation.”