English Premiership

Mahrez, Vardy and Kante offered big contracts to stay - report

2016-06-14 12:37
Riyad Mahrez (AP)

Cape Town - Premier League champions Leicester City are reportedly offering big money deals to their star players to try and fend off interest from bigger clubs.

Riyad Mahrez, N’Golo Kante, and Jamie Vardy are among the players said to have been offered improved terms as some of Europe’s biggest teams look to cherry pick the talent from Claudio Ranieri’s title winning team.

According to the Daily Telegraph, Algerian forward Mahrez has been offered a new £100,000-a-week contract by the club’s Thai owners amid speculation that Barcelona, Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain are interested.

The offer came after Mahrez refused to rule out leaving the King Power stadium after a stellar Premier League season, saying "Nothing is agreed, nothing is done. For the moment I have not made a decision. We will see. It is possible that I stay, it is possible that I leave.

"The season went very well. We have won the league which was very important. It is incredible. It was by far my best season in my career.

"I am not putting pressure on myself (ahead of next season). It will be a season about confirming (my ability). Without pressure, I will have to work hard... Leicester is a family club. I would like to stay. I am very happy.”

Mahrez cost just £400,000 when he signed from Le Havre in 2014, but reports say Leicester would want at least £30 million for the 17-goal winger.

Vardy has also been offered a new bumper contract after it was revealed he had spoken to Arsenal ahead of his departure to France with England’s Euro 2016 squad.

 

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