Leicester City star Riyad Mahrez's agent has revealed there has been no approach from Manchester United in securing the winger's services. He joined the Foxes from Le Havre in January 2014 and had a flying start this season under the guidance of new manager Claudio Ranieri.
The Algerian international and Jamie Vardy have been in exceptional form for Leicester this season. Mahrez has already scored seven goals and registered five assists from 10 league appearances as his side are third in the table with 22 points, one point ahead of fourth placed United.
According to the Daily Mail, Louis van Gaal had sent his scouts to watch the 24-year-old in action during Leicester's 3-2 victory over West Bromwich Albion at the Hawthorns. Mahrez's agent Kamel Bengougam has ruled out any potential exit from the King Power Stadium after admitting his client is happy at Leicester.
"I don't have any contact with Manchester United about Mahrez. He is only focused on this season with Leicester City," Bengougam told ESPN.
In August, the former Chelsea manager confirmed the winger has extended his contract by signing a four-year deal during a Twitter Q&A. The new deal will keep him at Leicester until 2019.
"I'd like to start by saying I'm delighted to tell you all that @Mahrez22 has signed a new contract with #lcfc until 2019," Ranieri said, as tweeted by the club's official account.
It is not for the first time that the player's agent has ruled out any move away from his current employers. Earlier, talkSPORT had reported that Arsenal and treble winners Barcelona are interested in signing the Leicester star, which was denied by Mahrez's representative.
"Riyad is very happy at Leicester and he just signed a new contract at the club last month. Riyad is not thinking about the rumours and is focused on his season with Leicester and wants to continue his fine form," Mahrez's agent explained, as quoted by Goal.com.