Craig Shakespeare has insisted that Riyad Mahrez will be appreciated at Leicester as the forward considers his future at the club.
Mahrez told Sky Sports last week that he is not sure whether he will still be at the club next season, after admitting he wanted to leave last summer.
Leicester boss Shakespeare has insisted any reports about Mahrez, or any other player, leaving is “pure speculation” but does admit the club needs to make him feel wanted.
“We don’t need to pander to everybody’s needs,” he said ahead of their penultimate game of the season at home to Spurs.
“But they need to know they are wanted at a football club and appreciated. Riyad is one of many who, if you ask him, feels appreciated and wanted here, not only by the coaching staff and the owners and the fans but also by the players as well.
“There is always going to be speculation because they are good players. They are under contract with us. Everything else is pure speculation.
“You don’t have a decision to make unless you get an offer, and we haven’t had an offer for any one of our players.”