Mahrez has become synonymous with good scouting after being plucked from French second division side Le Havre before becoming one of European football’s most coveted players.
Leicester remain optimistic of keeping their midfield wizard into next season and hope the lure of Champions League football - a very real prospect owing to the 13-point cushion between themselves and fifth-placed Manchester United - will keep him at the King Power Stadium beyond the summer.
“This is Leicester's best season ever and we just need to keep going,” Mahrez added. “We have the quality and we have the confidence, then when you start winning games you gain even more confidence. That's how football goes.”