Leicester star man to be handed new deal as signing edges closer to completion

Leicester star man to be handed new deal as signing edges closer to completion

In this article, we will cover all of today’s Leicester City transfer news.

Ex-Liverpool defender on the way in

Leicester City are set to capitalise on FC Schalke’s financial woes by making a move for Liverpool loanee Ozan Kabak at a cut price.

The Turkish defender was on loan on Merseyside in the second half of last campaign, but failed to nail down a regular spot and never truly earned the trust of manager Jurgen Klopp. As such, the 18 million pound obligation inserted into the deal was quickly swerved by Klopp’s side.

Leicester are closing in on the £8m signing of Kabak after Liverpool turned down a permanent dealhttps://t.co/ZIDYxfLfEN pic.twitter.com/T53cFyhYZA

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As a result, combined with Schalke’s relegation from the top tier of German football, Kabak is on the market for significantly less than that price, with a deal of around 8 million pounds being discussed,

And it seems as though Leicester City will be the club to profit from the situation, with the Mirror reporting that Brendan Rodgers’ side are close to confirming a deal for the 21-year-old defender.

With Jonny Evans, Wesley Fofana and compatriot Caglar Soyuncu already at the club, Kabak will have his work cut out to nail down a first-team spot.

MOSCOW, RUSSIA - OCTOBER 11: Ozan Kabak (22) of Turkey reacts during the UEFA Nations League B - Group 3 match between Russia and Turkey at Dinamo Stadium in Moscow, Russia on October 11, 2020. (Photo by Sefa Karacan/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

MOSCOW, RUSSIA – OCTOBER 11: Ozan Kabak (22) of Turkey reacts during the UEFA Nations League B – Group 3 match between Russia and Turkey at Dinamo Stadium in Moscow, Russia on October 11, 2020. (Photo by Sefa Karacan/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

Youri Tielemans to begin contract talks

In what will come as fantastic news to Leicester fans, it seems as though the club are set to begin contract talks with midfield maestro Youri Tielemans. The Belgian midfielder has allegedly attracted interest from Liverpool this window, and would surely be of interest to more clubs were he on the market.

The Foxes, however, have no intention of letting him go and, according to the Daily Mail, will begin contract talks with their star man when he returns from holiday.

With two years left to run on his current deal, the midlands outfit will be keen to tie his long-term future to the club or risk losing him on the cheap next summer.

Rachid Ghezzal on his way out

Once touted as the replacement for Riyad Mahrez, it has not worked out for Rachid Ghezzal at Leicester City. The 29 year old has made just 23 appearances for the Foxes since he joined the club in 2018, picking up as many yellow cards (3) as goals at the King Power.

As a result of his underwhelming performances, he has been sent out on loan in the last two seasons, to Fiorentina and Besiktas respectively. Now however, with just a year left on his deal, Leciester are looking to cash in on the wide man.

According to sources in Italy, via the Leicester Mercury, they could be about to do just that, with the club having “reached an agreement” with Turkish side Galatasary for a permanent sale. As per Turkish press, the deal would net the foxes just 2.75 million euros, representing a ten million euro loss on the fee Leicester paid to bring him to England three years ago.

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