Riyad Mahrez has released a statement after returning to Leicester City training yesterday.
The Algerian rejoined the Foxes on Friday after the Foxes stood firm and knocked back a £60m bid from Manchester City.
Mahrez announced in a media statement: “Leicester City were always aware of my whereabouts and had knowledge of my thinking either directly or via my advisors.
“I have been a part of the Leicester City team that has achieved much success including promotion to the Premier League and being Champions of the League.
“My goals have always been the same and I have always given my full 100 per cent when I play for the club the fans and my teammates.
“Those goals remain the same today and in the future and when I am asked to be a part of the Leicester team, rest assured I will continue to give my all.
“Over the past ten days many people claiming to be my friend have spoken about me and things they know nothing about.
“Off the back of that many people and journalists have made assumptions without properly checking the story, so I would like to clarify that all those so-called assumptions of why I was absent are completely untrue.
“Myself nor my advisors have ever made any statements about that so all presumptions made are totally without foundation.”