"I want to keep all my best players and Riyad is an important player in the team for us.
"When I discussed things with him, he had a good attitude and is enjoying his football.
"He is a happy player and likes to play with his teammates.
"His statistics have improved, with assists and scoring. Of course I want him to continue all this good work."
Puel also denied rumours that Mahrez had asked to quit the club in January.
"No he is happy with the squad, it is speculation but for me it is no problem
"He is happy to play with this team, he enjoys his football and this is the most important thing."