Claudio Ranieri revealed he was always confident Riyad Mahrez would commit his long-term future to Leicester City.
Riyad Mahrez played a vital role in Leicester’s title winning campaign last season, scoring 17 goals and making 11 assists to be voted the PFA Players’ Player of the Year.
“I’m very pleased [about Riyad Mahrez] but I was so sure,” said Ranieri. “Out of the speculation with Vardy and Mahrez, we lost only Kante. We spoke together last season, also in pre-season. He told me he wanted to stay.
The Italian manager also failed to rule out more signings, claiming Danny Drinkwater is on the verge of signing a new contract.
“The market is open and we watch everything. If there’s a good addition for the squad, something could happen
Leicester will be hoping to kick-start their season against Arsenal on Saturday, after beginning their Premier League defence with a a 2-1 defeat at Hull City last weekend.
“Danny is close [to a new contract], he was fantastic last season, but I am sure he can improve as he plays more games and becomes more confident.”