Claudio Ranieri will understand if French midfielder N’golo Kante decides to leave the club.
The France international has impressed for Leicester, as they went on to win the EPL. And now, Chelsea and Arsenal are said to be looking at the midfielder.
And even though the foxes are keen on keeping the Frenchman. Ranieri will understand if he leaves.
While the Italian would prefer Kante stayed, he knows the midfielder may want a new opportunity.
“I know one thing, we have offered a new deal of a contract to him,” Ranieri told the Leicester Mercury.
“He wanted to wait because he wanted to finish Euro 2016. Now I hear there is so much speculation behind him.
“I don’t want to lose him. I don’t want to, but I could understand if he wants to go.
“At this point, I hope the team bring the maximum. I don’t know about the money, I am not a manager, just a coach, so I don’t speak about money.
“I say what I feel, I want him here.”
Ranieri was unwilling to say whether Chelsea had put in a bid for Kante, but is aware of interest from numerous clubs.
He said: “I don’t want to speak about this kind of speculation.
“I speak to him but I can’t tell you. I speak often with him. I would like now to be sure who stays with me or not, because now we start the friendly games and I have to manage change and try to do something.
“I would like to understand if he would like to stay with me or no.”