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Published: 14:34 | 5/5/16

Ranieri wants to keep spirit

Boss rules out big name signings

Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri will resist the urge to splash the cash in the summer to ensure he does not 'break the dressing room spirit'.

The Foxes are in line for a big windfall for winning the Premier League but Ranieri is reluctant to bring in big names because he fears it would disrupt the tight knit dressing room.

"I don’t want big names here. My lads are special. We have to bring some good players but who arrives must have the same spirit," Ranieri told reporters on Thursday.

Key players, including Riyad Mahrez and N'Golo Kante, have been linked with summer moves but the manager believes the prospect of Champions League football will convince them to remain at the King Power Stadium.

"I’m very confident (we’ll keep our players). I suggest to my players to stay for one year more," Ranieri explained.

Leicester narrowly avoided relegation last season and were tipped to go down to the Championship at the start of the campaign.

However, they went from strength to strength under Ranieri and are seven points clear of Tottenham with two games remaining.

"Never could I have imagined this. We work so hard. Everyone does, but only one can win. This year it happened to me!" Ranieri told his press conference.

"It’s my karma. I’ve fought so hard to achieve so this is special. I want to thank my players, chairman, staff and fans.

"My fairytale began in Cagliari. From non-league and now to win the Premier League's special. More special in Leicester."


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