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Mahrez 'wants to stay' at champions Leicester

Mahrez says he wants to stay at Leicester. Credit: PA

Leicester's vice-chairman has revealed Riyad Mahrez has told him he wants to stay at the champions.

The Algeria international's agent had claimed it was only 50-50 the PFA player of the year would remain at the Barclays Premier League winners, but vice-chair Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha has dismissed any fears.

Mahrez signed a new four-year deal in 2015 but has been linked with a move away, with Barcelona reportedly interested, after scoring 18 times to help fire the Foxes to an improbable title.

They will receive the trophy after Saturday's final home game of the season against Everton and Aiyawatt, known as Top, expects to keep Mahrez this summer.

"Yes. I think now I want the players to enjoy this moment and not be concerned about the contracts," he said.

"They are good boys. They are good lads. They understand. Even Mahrez, I talked to him and said, 'Are you concerned?'.

"He said, 'No, no, I want to stay'. This is what he wants. He wants to stay."


Huth and Fellaini charged by FA after clash

Huth and Fellaini have been charged for alleged violent conduct. Credit: PA

Marouane Fellaini and Robert Huth have both been charged with violent conduct by the Football Association.

The pair were caught by the TV cameras clashing in the penalty area in the first half of Manchester United's 1-1 draw with Leicester on Sunday.

Huth appeared to pull Fellaini's hair, with the United midfielder responding by swinging an elbow into the neck of the German.

A statement from the FA read: "Marouane Fellaini and Robert Huth have both been charged for alleged acts of violent conduct, which were not seen by the match officials but caught on video.

"The Manchester United midfielder and Leicester City defender were involved in an incident in the 21st minute of their game on Sunday.

"Both players have until 6pm on Wednesday 4 May 2016 to reply to their charge."

Leicester captain 'emotional and drained' after Vardy party

Morgan will lift the Premier League trophy. Credit: PA

Leicester captain Wes Morgan said he was emotional and drained after a long night celebrating winning the league at Jamie Vardy's house.

The Foxes are Premier League champions after Tottenham failed to win at Chelsea - drawing 2-2 at Stamford Bridge leaving them an insurmountable seven points clear with two games to go.

"I can't quite believe it yet not quite sunk in. There was lots of celebrating last night and it was a late one! I'm a bit drained and emotional to be honest," Morgan told Sky Sports News.

"There was a few tears, laughs, cries, kisses and I'm a bit emotional too.

"The boys were jumping on each other, standing on furniture. I hope Vard's (Jamie Vardy) house is alright!

"Looking at the start of the season I never thought I'd be in this moment now. It will go down in history and it's an achievement that might not be achieved again.

"I can't wait to get my hands on the trophy!"

Emotional Lineker hails 'impossible' Leicester triumph

Former striker Gary Lineker believes Leicester achieved the impossible after the Foxes were crowned Barclays Premier League champions.

Lineker will now have to present an episode of Match of the Day next season in his underpants following a pledge made on Twitter after the Foxes' 2-1 win over Chelsea in December.

Lifelong Leicester fan Gary Lineker says he got emotional when Leicester were crowned champions. Credit: PA

Lineker told Radio 5 Live: '''I just think it's generally the biggest sporting shock. I can't think of anything that surpasses it. When it's your own team it's too extraordinary. Too difficult to put over in words.

''To be honest I got a bit emotional at the end of the game. I just couldn't hold it back. It was quite hard to breathe the last few minutes to be honest.

''I've followed them since I was a little kid...I saw them in a cup final - lose - that was the closest we ever got to big glory. Won the league cup a couple of times but this is just something else. This is actually impossible.

''There were no odds that I would have taken at the start of the season. No odds. You could have given me 10 million to one and I'd have said 'Nah, it's a waste of a quid'.

''It's extraordinary. I'm from there and I went to play for them for a couple of years. I even kind of part owned them for a while when they were in trouble.

"To see where they are now and to enjoy this moment especially with my family, it's incredible.''


Leicester city centre lit up in blue

Leicester town hall Credit: Reuters

With Leicester City edging closer to their Premier League title, some of the city's most famous buildings have been lit up in blue.

While the Foxes could seal glory by winning against Manchester United on Sunday, there is still a chance they may lose out to second-placed Spurs.

However, in anticipation of three points at Old Trafford, some buildings across Leicester have been lit up in blue, and pictures of Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez plastered on walls.

A number of buildings are lit up in blue Credit: ITV News
A tower lit up in blue Credit: ITV News
Jamie Vardy on a building wall Credit: ITV News

Catching Leicester unlikely says Spurs striker Kane

Spurs slipped up against West Brom. Credit: PA

Harry Kane insists Tottenham's title challenge is not over but admits Monday's slip-up against West Brom has made catching Leicester "unlikely".

Mauricio Pochettino's side were held to a 1-1 draw by the Baggies at White Hart Lane as Craig Dawson cancelled out his first-half own-goal to leave Spurs seven points adrift in the race at the top.

Leicester need only three points from their three remaining matches to be crowned champions, meaning Claudio Ranieri's men can complete their fairytale season with a win at Manchester United on Sunday.

"Is it over? I don't think so, there's still three games left," Kane said.

"If they lose the next game you just never know the pressure. It makes it a lot, lot harder now we haven't won. It's not in our hands, it's in Leicester's hands.

"They'd have to lose two and draw one and we'd have to win all three. It's not impossible but it looks unlikely the way their season has gone so far.

"But we can't control them, we haven't been able to control them for the last few weeks. They've been doing their job, as have we, it's just a shame we didn't get the three points."

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