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Mahrez wins African Player of the Year for 2016

Posted Friday, January 06, 2017 by Goal.com84 hits

The Leicester City midfielder is recognised for his crucial part in one of the most incredible sporting achievements in recent years, beating Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to the prize Riyad Mahrez has been announced as the African Player of the Year for 2016. The Algeria international midfielder is recognised after playing a pivotal role in Leicester City's incredible march to the 2015-16 Premi...Full Story »

Ranieri: Big champions Mahrez and Vardy react at right moment

Posted Sunday, December 11, 2016 by Goal.com81 hits

Claudio Ranieri praised the vintage performances of Riyad Mahrez and Jamie Vardy after Leicester City dispatched Manchester City 4-2 in the Premier League on Saturday. The champions have struggled to recapture the form that carried them to a fairytale title last season but were back to their imperious best at times during the match at King Power Stadium, where the hosts were 2-0 up after just...Full Story »

Claudio Ranieri ready to drop out-of-form Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez

Posted Saturday, December 03, 2016 by Skysports.com156 hits

Leicester boss Claudio Ranieri admits he is ready to drop out-of-form Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez. The pair were vital components in the Foxes' shock Premier League title win last season but have failed to recapture their form for the champions' title defence. Vardy has failed to score in his past 15 club games - after netting 24 times last season - and reigning PFA Player of the Year Mahre...Full Story »

Leicester boss: I'll drop Vardy and Mahrez if they let Ballon D'Or get to their heads

Posted Friday, October 28, 2016 by hits

The 'Golden Ball' is awarded to world's best player, but Leicester boss Claudio Ranieri says he has a surefire way of keeping his duo grounded. "I will take them out the squad," said Ranieri, who takes his team to Tottenham tomorrow. Leicester stars Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez high-five against FC Copenhagen "Every day they must show they are strong and ambitious. Every day is new - the past...Full Story »

Leicester City 1-0 Copenhagen: Mahrez maintains 100 per cent Champions League record

Posted Wednesday, October 19, 2016 by Goal.com66 hits

The attacker was once again the Foxes' hero on their big European date, striking in the first half to seal maximum points for Claudio Ranieri's men Riyad Mahrez struck a first-half winner for Leicester City in Tuesday's 1-0 Champions League win over Copenhagen at the King Power Stadium. The victory ensures they remain top of their group with the maximum of nine points to leave them on the brin...Full Story »

Leicester City 1 - 0 FC Kobenhavn: Leicester on course for knockout stages thanks to Riyad Mahrez strike

Posted Tuesday, October 18, 2016 by PA106 hits

Riyad Mahrez fired Leicester to the brink of the Champions League knockout stages after a 1-0 victory over FC Copenhagen. The winger grabbed the winner to maintain the Foxes' 100 per cent record in Europe and keep them top of Group G. They are five points clear of Porto, the 2004 winners, and five and nine points ahead of FC Copenhagen and Club Brugge respectively with three matches remaini...Full Story »

Leicester boss Ranieri warns Vardy and Mahrez: You're not guaranteed a starting place

Posted Saturday, September 10, 2016 by hits

JAMIE VARDY and Riyad Mahrez have been warned their places are under threat as Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri gets tough in a bid to retain their Premier League title. The Italian has spent £65million on bringing in fresh blood during the summer – including club-record striker Islam Slimani for £28m – and says he has no problem swinging the axe on any of his golden bo...Full Story »

Leicester City vs Arsenal - Leicester boss Claudio Ranieri sets bar high for Riyad Mahrez

Posted Saturday, August 20, 2016 by PA58 hits

Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri has told Riyad Mahrez he must improve after the winger committed his future to the club. The Algeria international penned a new four-year deal on Wednesday to end transfer speculation having been heavily linked to Arsenal. The Gunners visit the champions on Saturday having also failed to persuade Jamie Vardy to quit Leicester and move to north London. Mahre...Full Story »

Riyad Mahrez signs new Leicester contract until 2020

Posted Thursday, August 18, 2016 by Skysports.com105 hits

Riyad Mahrez has signed a new Leicester contract tying him to the Premier League champions until 2020. The winger has drawn a line under speculation over his future by committing long-term to the club on a deal which Sky sources say has no buy-out clause. Mahrez is now committed to Leicester until 2020 Mahrez earlier told France Football there were "two or three clubs" who could make him cons...Full Story »

Riyad Mahrez speaks out about his Leicester City future

Posted Wednesday, August 17, 2016 by givemesport.com176 hits

Even before losing to Liverpool 4-3, Arsenal fans weren't particularly impressed with their lack of transfer activity. Granit Xhaka has been the only high-profile arrival at the Emirates, completing a deal worth around £30 million. Since then, the arrivals of Rob Holding from Bolton and Japanese forward Takuma Asano have done nothing to excite Gooners ahead of this season. However, the...Full Story »

Arsenal have not made a bid for Leicester winger Riyad Mahrez

Posted Thursday, August 11, 2016 by Skysports.com116 hits

Sky sources understand Arsenal have not made a £30m bid for Leicester City winger Riyad Mahrez, despite reports in France Arsenal have not made a £30m bid for Leicester City winger Riyad Mahrez, according to Sky sources. The 25-year-old Algerian, who was voted PFA Player of the Year last season, has been subject of media reports suggesting he could leave the Premier League champions...Full Story »

Claudio Ranieri still confident that Riyad Mahrez will stay at Leicester this summer

Posted Monday, July 25, 2016 by squawka.com124 hits

The Premier League champions have already lost one key player from last season in N'Golo Kante, who joined Chelsea last week, with the PFA Player of the Year now linked with a £41 million move to Arsenal this summer, as Arsene Wenger tries to strengthen his squad ahead of next term. Mahrez was in fine form on Saturday evening, scoring a fantastic solo goal as Leicester beat Scottish champions...Full Story »

Morgan urges Mahrez to stay with Leicester

Posted Thursday, July 21, 2016 by Goal.com115 hits

Leicester City captain Wes Morgan has urged star winger Riyad Mahrez to stick with the Premier League champions, despite strong transfer interest from elsewhere. The PFA player of the year scored 17 goals and assisted another 11 as he helped Leicester to the most unlikely of Premier League triumphs in 2015-16, with the likes of Barcelona and Arsenal reportedly interested in his services. How...Full Story »

Claudio Ranieri expects Riyad Mahrez and others to stay with Leicester City

Posted Wednesday, July 20, 2016 by ESPN94 hits

The ESPN FC crew discuss Leicester City's Riyad Mahrez and the rumour of a possible move to Manchester City. Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri has said he expects Riyad Mahrez to stay with the club ahead of the Foxes' Premier League title defence in 2016-17. Mahrez, 25, was one of several star men for Ranieri, as the club defied all odds and logic to win the league. However, that success ...Full Story »

Leicester confident Riyad Mahrez will stay despite Chelsea and Arsenal interest

Posted Monday, July 18, 2016 by hits

SAGA: Claudio Ranieri remains confident of keeping Riyad Mahrez Chelsea have been linked with a move for last season’s PFA player of the year after completing a £30m deal at the weekend for team-mate Kante. But even though Arsenal and Manchester City are also both interested in the £40m-rated Algerian, Ranieri is convinced that Mahrez is staying put. Mahrez, 25, was sensationa...Full Story »

RUMOURS: Mahrez to reject Leicester contract extension

Posted Saturday, July 16, 2016 by Goal.com220 hits

Riyad Mahrez plans to reject a contract extension at Leicester City, according to France Football. The Algeria international shined as the Foxes romped to the Premier League title in 2015-16 but the report claims that he is now seeking a new challenge away from the King Power Stadium. Mahrez is said to be keen to join an elite European club and has previously been linked with the likes of Pa...Full Story »

Arsenal open Mahrez talks

Posted Monday, June 06, 2016 by Goal.com195 hits

Arsenal have opened talks with Leicester City over the possible transfer of Riyad Mahrez, report The Sun. The Gunners triggered Jamie Vardy's £20 million release clause on Friday and are currently in discussions with the England international, and Wenger also has his eye on reigning PFA Player of the Year Mahrez. Arsenal are said to have been shocked at how low Mahrez's release clause i...Full Story »

Riyad Mahrez scoops Leicester City's player of the season award

Posted Wednesday, May 11, 2016 by theguardian.com61 hits

Riyad Mahrez added to his burgeoning personal trophy cabinet after being named Leicester City’s player of the year at the Premier League champions’ end-of-season awards ceremony on Tuesday night. The Algeria international was recognised for a stellar 2015-16 season, during which his 17 goals and 11 assists helped propel the Foxes to their maiden league title, at pre-season odds of...Full Story »

Leicester City confident of keeping Riyad Mahrez as speculation mounts

Posted Friday, May 06, 2016 by theguardian.com131 hits

Riyad Mahrez, the PFA Player of the Year, told Leicester’s vice-chairman, Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha, that ‘he wants to stay’. The club will open talks over a new contract in the next couple of weeks in an attempt to ward off interest in the PFA Player of the Year. Claudio Ranieri claimed on Thursday he was 99% sure Mahrez would stay and Leicester’s vice-chairman, Aiyaw...Full Story »

"I did not give a s**t about going to play for Marseille", says Riyad Mahrez

Posted Tuesday, April 26, 2016 by squawka.com152 hits

Leicester City attacker Riyad Mahrez has said that he would have never signed for Marseille after being rejected by the French club in January 2015. The Algerian was reportedly offered to Marseille by his agent last year but the Ligue 1 side's president, Vincent Labrune, turned him down in a rather insulting manner. "Do you really think that Leicester players now have a place at Olympique Ma...Full Story »

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