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Leicester City boss Riyad Mahrez as reiterated his club would not sell Arsenal target Riyad Mahrez this summer.
The Gunners have been linked with the Leicester City star but his club are reluctant to sell him.
Reports in Algeria claimed the Gunners had already reached an agreement with the player that will see him move to the Emirates this summer but it appears that is not the case.
Speaking at his pre-match press conference ahead of the community shield match against Manchester United, Ranieri said:
“I am used to speaking about these things.
“But it is important that my players believe in the new moment. It is normal others want Riyad and other players, but we must focus on the job.
“I speak with him a lot and I hope this will help him.
“The chairman told me at the beginning, when we spoke, that we want to keep everybody. Kante had a clause and wanted to go, but the others stay with us.”
“Mahrez has a contract for another three years,” Ranieri said. “Why does he have to sign? He has money and everything.”
Wenger would have to work hard if we are to have any chance of signing the winger because at it stands it will take a lot to convince Leicester to allow the player move to the Emirates.