Riyad Mahrez

Ranieri: Mahrez is priceless

Published On 15/12/2015 | By Liam Chambers | Algeria, Europe, Latest News, Premier League, Top Stories

Leicester City boss Claudio Ranieri believes Riyad Mahrez is priceless and will not be sold in January.

The Algeria winger has been one of the key players in the Foxes’ rise to the top of the table, scoring 11 goals and making seven assists.

But Ranieri has dismissed the chances of the 24-year-old leaving in January, with Barcelona reportedly interested, and the Italian believes no one could afford him.

“No-one can buy Vardy or Mahrez in January,” Ranieri told BBC Sport.

“They don’t have the money and they don’t have a price.”

Mahrez cost just £400,000 from Le Havre last season and has come from the unknown to become one of the Premier League’s star men this season.

Leicester currently top the league and are two points clear of second-placed Arsenal, and the Foxes will be adamant to keep one of their star men in order to sustain their dream start to the campaign.

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