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Ranieri message to Leicester stars: Stay here where you are king!

Claudio Ranieri has implored Leicester City's key players to remain with the club for at least one more season.

The new Premier League champions now face the difficult task of keeping their talented squad together as cashed up clubs in England and Europe get set to circle this summer.

However, Ranieri feels it would be foolish if his stars in the mould of Riyad Mahrez, Jamie Vardy, N'Golo Kante and Kasper Schmeichel were to leave King Power Stadium anytime soon.

"We have won the title and we can do something good in the future," said Ranieri.

"I will tell them, 'If you go away, you don't know what might happen. Maybe you go to a big team and you won't be in the starting XI, then you will slow down. Here you are the king. Stay here one year more, then maybe you can go somewhere else'.

"That's why it's important to be careful in what you choose to do."

Andrew Slevison
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