The high-flying Foxes hold an unexpected five-point advantage over second placed Tottenham with seven matches of the campaign remaining and there is an increasing belief that they can win a wholly unexpected title.
Appearing on Italian television, however, ex-Chelsea boss Ranieri was handed a red cornetto, traditionally used to protect against bad luck in Italy, and assessed his side's title chances in his own unique style.
“No, no, no [we will not win the title],” he said in an interview with ‘Le Iene Show’ on Italia Uno. “We are fighting for Europe, that’s all.”
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Ranieri, 64, also scotched the suggestion that he could potentially take over from Antonio Conte on the Italy bench, with the current Azzurri boss having been tipped to take over from Guus Hiddink at Chelsea.
“No, I am happy here and I have a three-year contract,” he explained.