All great stories have to come to an end, and so it has been with Leicester this season.
From the highs of last term’s 5000/1 title win to the lows of battling relegation and sacking Claudio Ranieri, it’s been quite the rollercoaster for the Foxes’ players and fans.
In truth, this campaign was always going to be something of an anti-climax and it’s remarkable they have kept hold of so many of their star players. N’Golo Kante departed for Chelsea last summer, but attacking duo Riyad Mahrez and Jamie Vardy both committed their futures to the King Power.
Inevitably, that will now change. Despite a hit and miss season, Mahrez is still attracting interest from top clubs, and the Telegraph have today shed new light on his situation.
It’s being reported that the Algerian will speak to club officials to remind them of a promise they made last year to let him go at the end of this season.
Tottenham and Arsenal are supposedly monitoring the 26-year-old, and while Barcelona is another option, he would rather stay in England.
There is no release clause in his current contract so a fee will have to be negotiated, with Leicester looking for at least £30million.