HUGE update on Liverpool and Chelsea's pursuit of Riyad Mahrez

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Chelsea and Liverpool’s pursuit of Leicester forward Riyad Mahrez may have taken a huge hit on Monday afternoon.

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That is because Foxes manager Claude Puel explained today that it’s all just rumours and that the Algerian will not be going anywhere for the time being.

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The French boss will no doubt be looking to keep hold of his star player with the side going very well in the Premier League right now.

Though, they will face a big test against Chelsea on Tuesday night when they play out their FA Cup third-round replay.

While answering questions regarding the match in question, Puel was also asked to clear up Riyad’s situation and his reply would no doubt give a big blow to Chelsea, Liverpool and any other club thinking of making a move.

“All the rumours and speculation about Riyad, do the reporters want him to leave the club?” he explained.

“It is speculation and we cannot respond to all the speculation with information.

“Perhaps, in the summer he will cost even more than £100m.”

The same thing has been said about players in the past that have eventually moved on, Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho instantly springs to mind.

Though, it’s safe to say that Leicester will do everything in their power to keep hold of Riyad Mahrez until at least the summer.

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