Leicester captain Wes Morgan has told Riyad Mahrez to ignore the continued speculation over his future.
The Foxes’ title-winning skipper wants winger Mahrez to follow Jamie Vardy’s lead of snubbing a move from the Premier League champions.
Boss Claudio Ranieri has repeatedly said he expects last season’s PFA Player of the Year to stay at the King Power Stadium having already lost N’Golo Kante to Chelsea.
Mahrez has been linked with Arsenal and Morgan has urged the Algeria winger to stay focused on the Foxes as they prepare to defend their title.
“I’m sure it’s expected, we won the league and the bigger teams are going to try and poach our best players,” he told ESPN FC.
“You know, as a player, you can’t really take much notice to that. We just have to do what we do best. Get on the training field, try and train and keep focus on our job.
“There is going to be speculation and it’s sad to see N’Golo Kante go but we’ve got new players in now and everyone is settled in well and we’re just training hard and looking forward to the season.”