14 Enero, 2018
The Reds have money to spend following the €160 million sale of a key creative influence to Barcelona.
Serie A giants Roma chased Mahrez in the transfer window last summer, but the Giallorossi were unable to agree a fee with Leicester for his services.
But despite having previously handed in a transfer request and revealed a desire to play in the Champions League, Mahrez is not keen on a move to Liverpool.
Mahrez has long been linked with a move away from Leicester.
Thomas Lemar has been eyed as a potential replacement for the Brazilian.
Speaking at his post-match press conference following the draw at Stamford Bridge, Puel said: 'We can see from today he is enjoying his football, he is happy in playing, in training, he is happy with us and his team-mates. The negotiations will surely take a lot of time.
He is constantly running behind you, and as right back or a centre back, you do not want to run that way the whole game.
Mahrez is rated at around £50m.
"I have no problem with him".
The 26-year-old was named PFA Player of the Year after helping to inspire Leicester to a remarkable Premier League title triumph, but then regressed somewhat as he sought a switch elsewhere.