Riyad Mahrez rejects Arsenal and Chelsea to sign new deal at Leicester City

OXFORD, ENGLAND - JULY 19: Riyad Mahrez of Leicester City warms up prior to the pre-season friendly between Oxford United and Leicester City at Kassam Stadium on July 19, 2016 in Oxford, England. (Photo by Steve Bardens/Getty Images)

Reigning PFA Players’ Player of the Year Riyad Mahrez has committed his future to Leicester by signing a new deal with the Premier League champions.

Riyad Mahrez of Leicester
Riyad Mahrez signs new deal with Leicester

Mahrez, 25, had been linked with making a move to Arsenal during the summer transfer window.

But the Algeria international has followed striker Jamie Vardy in committing his future to Claudio Ranieri’s side.

Mahrez scored 17 goals and assisted 11 as the Foxes claimed a shock Premier League title last season.

He’s signed! #lcfc magician @Mahrez22 commits future with new deal to 2020!

Leicester City (@LCFC) August 17, 2016

The forward, who was on target in a 2-1 loss at Hull City in the opening game of 2016-17, was named PFA Player of the Year following his stunning campaign.

Mahrez had said only “two or three clubs” in the world could tempt him to leave the King Power Stadium.

In an interview with France Football, he said: “[The Premier League] is a super league and I would like to stay here as long as possible.

“Now, there are two or three clubs in the world, that if they come for me, it definitely makes you think, if you understand what I am trying to say.”

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