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Player gives reasons why he struggled to adapt at Leicester City

Fenerbahce’s new signing Islam Slimani has spoken to the Turkish press in a press conference following his move from Leicester City. Slimani said he’s very happy to join Fenerbahce and he thanked Damien Comolli for making this transfer...
Leicester City - 2018-08-19 19:49:56

Leicester midfielder’s name keeps popping up as club search look to replace ?30m departure

Loaned out before Claude Puel?s arrival at King Power Stadium, there?s a good chance Nampalys Mendy could end up being important to the Leicester manager?s plans this season, having impressed under his orders in the past. We say ?there?s a good...
Leicester City - 2018-08-17 12:48:19

Leicester City player undergoing medical, ‘very close’ to completing loan move

Benevento are close to acquiring the services of Leicester City’s Bartosz Kapustka. Italian website Calcio Mercato claims the Serie B outfit is ?very close? to landing the Polish international on a loan deal and he’s one step away from making a...
Leicester City - 2018-08-17 16:48:32

Newly promoted Serie A side keen on bringing Leicester defender back to club

After Bordeaux?s interest in Yohan Benalouane, it?s Parma?s turn to have a look at the Leicester defender. The newly promoted Serie A side are desperately going around trying to make some last minute additions to their squad ahead of a tough season...
Leicester City - 2018-08-15 12:48:43

Leicester City deal with Italian side now ‘one step away’ from happening, move is ‘...

The Italian press are pretty optimistic today about Yohan Benalouane’s move from Leicester City to Parma. As newspaper Tuttosport writes about the many signings that the newly promoted side are making this summer, they claim that the club are...
Leicester City - 2018-08-15 16:48:40

Ligue 1 side enquire about Leicester defender’s situation, asked Rudkin directly

Explaining back in June, to no one?s surprise, that he was unhappy at Leicester City, Yohan Benalouane still hasn?t found a landing spot elsewhere. The Tunisia international, who played 49 minutes against Belgium at the World Cup, isn?t in Claude...
Leicester City - 2018-08-13 19:50:05

Club chief key in the capture of Leicester City player

Turkish newspaper Aksam claim Fenerbahce sporting director Damien Comolli was key in convincing Islam Slimani to choose Fenerbahce over other interested clubs. Fenerbahce have beaten Sporting and Besiktas to Slimani’s signature and the player...
Leicester City - 2018-08-12 19:48:40

?I think he will be a great hit at England? – Leicester City signing gets approval

After Leicester City confirmed Caglar Soyuncu will join the club from Freiburg in a ?21m deal, his former manager Huseyin Eroglu has spoken to Ajansspor about the defender. Eroglu, who promoted Roma star Cengiz Under and new Leicester City signing...
Leicester City - 2018-08-11 16:48:39

Leicester City transfer backed up, just ‘very last details’ before player joins Foxes

Caglar Soyuncu has reportedly been on the verge of joining several Premier League clubs over the past few months. There’s been strong sounding Turkish claims about imminent transfers for big fees. Soyuncu doesn’t play in Turkey any longer,...
Leicester City - 2018-08-09 12:48:42

Player expected to sign for Leicester City today, club set for windfall

According to a claim in the Turkish media, Freiburg defender Caglar Soyuncu is expected to sign for Leicester City today before this evening?s transfer deadline. The Turkey international has been linked with the Foxes in recent days and yesterday...
Leicester City - 2018-08-09 08:48:58

Club president in London to negotiate signing of Leicester City player

As the Portuguese press continues to cover Islam Slimani’s situation at Leicester City, there are two interesting takes on Thursday morning. One of them comes from newspaper O Jogo. They claim that Sporting yesterday increased their offer to get...
Leicester City - 2018-08-09 12:48:42

Leicester City player adds weight to claims former teammate signing for Fulham

On August 8th, Cadena SER journalist Yago de Vega reported that Sevilla goalkeeper Sergio Rico will join Fulham on a season-long loan deal. The newly promoted Premier League club have already completed the signing of Fabricio Agosto Ramírez, simply...
Leicester City - 2018-08-09 16:48:53

Club getting closer to signing Leicester City player, he’s keen on the move

It seems that Islam Slimani is now getting closer to a return to his former club Sporting. Even though it seemed like an impossible dream at first, the Lions’ attempt to sign the striker is now likelier to succeed due to the lack of offers for...
Leicester City - 2018-08-09 08:48:58

Kasper Schmeichel talks about being rejected by Man United, praises Ederson and Alisson

Leicester City goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel has given an interview to
Leicester City - 2018-08-08 19:48:35

Player set for Leicester City medical today, salary and fee disclosed

Haberturk report Leicester City are close to signing Turkish international Caglar Soyuncu after agreeing a transfer fee with Freiburg. The player in recent days has been linked with the Premier League side in the English press. It’s reported in...
Leicester City - 2018-08-08 12:48:25

Wolves (once again) join race to sign midfielder, West Ham and Leicester as competition

Portuguese players appear to be to Wolverhampton Wanderers what Pringles are to most people in the world: some kind of legal and socially acceptable crack cocaine, because once you pop, you can?t stop. This, and this only, is the only reasonable...
Leicester City - 2018-08-06 16:48:22

Leicester City in talks to sign attacker, £8.6m required, player wants move

According to a claim in the Swedish media, Leicester City are interested in signing Reading forward Modou Barrow. The 25 year old got his career back on track with Reading last season after a loan spell with Leeds United in 2017. However, his form...
Leicester City - 2018-08-05 19:48:36

Leicester City medical ‘OK’, signature from new signing is ‘imminent’

Rachid Ghezzal should be announced as a Leicester City player very quickly indeed, insist FootMercato in France on Sunday. The Foxes have been working on signing at least one flexible attacker over the past week or so, with claims heavily building...
Leicester City - 2018-08-05 12:49:14

From France: Rachid Ghezzal has passed Leicester City medical, ?14m transfer, 4 year contract

On August 3rd, L?Equipe reported AS Monaco winger Rachid Ghezzal is edging closer towards completing a move to Leicester City and the deal could be completed this weekend. It was claimed the Premier League outfit had finally held concrete talks...
Leicester City - 2018-08-04 12:48:26

Leicester talks with club for midfielder continue, winger rejects opportunity to join Foxes

Leicester City have been considering an option to sign Juventus winger Marko Pjaca. According to Italian journalist Alfredo Pedulla, in the last few hours, the Foxes ?tried seriously? to convince the Croatian wide-man to join them initially on a...
Leicester City - 2018-08-03 16:48:57

Leicester City now up against AC Milan for signing, consensus being reached on price

Friday’s edition of Belgian newspaper HLN has an article on Leicester City interest in Adnan Januzaj and claims an offer has been made by the Foxes. Over in Real Sociedad’s local media it’s stated that whilst interest from the Foxes is known...
Leicester City - 2018-08-03 12:48:23

Transfer meeting at Leicester Marriott, Foxes player agent present, more than one possibility

Valencia sport director Pablo Longoria had coffee on Thursday with Walid Bouzid at Leicester’s Marriott Hotel, report Marca. Bouzid works for the agency which represents Demarai Gray, which has inevitably led to suggestions the Spanish club could...
Leicester City - 2018-08-03 12:48:23

Leicester deal for winger could be done ‘this weekend’, one of Puel’s ‘summe...

Rachid Ghezzal is edging ever closer to getting his move to the Premier League, and Leicester City appears to be his destination. L?Equipe on Friday are reporting that after weeks of negotiations between the player and Claude Puel?s side, the Foxes...
Leicester City - 2018-08-03 16:48:57

Player ‘still on the radar’ of Leicester City as club look to add attacker

The Hazard family are currently enjoying the end of their holidays on Ibiza. Bothers Eden, Thorgan and Ethan have been joined by father Thierry and all their respective wider families. Eden is said to still dream of a transfer from Chelsea to Real...
Leicester City - 2018-08-03 12:48:23

‘Evidence’ of Leicester City interest for three weeks, but offer is questioned

Leicester City interest in Adnan Januzaj is again referenced in the Belgian media on Friday. HLN reports the Foxes have fixed their eyes on the player as they seek a Riyad Mahrez replacement. It’s also explained the former Manchester...
Leicester City - 2018-08-03 12:48:23

Price for Leicester’s ‘Mahrez replacement’ revealed, talks between clubs underway

Earlier on Thursday, we covered a story from Het Laatste Nieuws in Belgium, who claimed that Leicester were seriously interested in signing Adnan Januzaj from Real Sociedad. The former Manchester United starlet was seen as a good replacement for...
Leicester City - 2018-08-02 19:50:42

Player?s demands making it complicated for club to land Leicester City player

According to a claim in the Turkish media, Islam Slimani?s salary demands are making it complicated for Fenerbahce to sign the Leicester City forward. The Turkish side have been linked with the Algeria international in the past week as they...
Leicester City - 2018-08-02 08:48:48

Leicester City ‘seriously interested’ in signing player, have ‘already made a bid&...

Leicester City are ‘seriously interested’ in signing Real Sociedad winger winger Adnan Januzaj. The Foxes allowed their star player Riyad Mahrez to leave the King Power Stadium and join Manchester City earlier in the transfer window, and are...
Leicester City - 2018-08-02 16:48:33

From France: Leicester City make transfer approach for Lille attacker

Nicolas Pepe spent a long time being linked with a move to Newcastle United and a few other Premier League clubs, but the potential transfer didn’t go anywhere. This was when Pepe was playing for Angers, ahead of his summer 2017 move to Lille....
Leicester City - 2018-08-02 12:48:38

Talks getting intense as Leicester City player wants specific transfer, complicated situation

With Sporting not giving up on signing Islam Slimani from Leicester City anytime soon, things are getting more intense lately. Newspaper O Jogo brings a story today saying the striker has become a priority for the Lions, who have been making some...
Leicester City - 2018-08-01 08:48:17

Amid Leicester and Southampton rumours, winger’s transfer to PL only a ‘matter of time&#...

Just over a week ago, Rachid Ghezzal to the Premier League became a thing again, and it was Leicester, who had just sold Riyad Mahrez to Manchester City, who were described as ?well positioned? to sign the Monaco winger. Arriving at the...
Leicester City - 2018-07-31 19:48:37

Leicester City ‘in principle’ say ‘yes’ to seeing player go, now agent needs...

Takvim report Fenerbahce are pushing hard to sign Leicester City forward Islam Slimani on loan but a deal could still be complicated. Fenerbahce have already signed Andre Ayew on loan from Swansea City and he’ll be ready to face Benfica on the...
Leicester City - 2018-07-30 12:48:16

Monday night deadline set by director of football for Leicester City exit, has other target as backu...

Islam Slimani to Fenerbahce may be close, but it?s not close enough for the Turkish club. Earlier on Monday, we covered a report from Turkey claiming that while an agreement in principle had been reached between the two clubs for the transfer of...
Leicester City - 2018-07-30 19:48:21

Man United ask player to wait, reserve transfer lined up in case Harry Maguire fails

Two days ago we covered a claim from Mundo Deportivo that Manchester United had called Barcelona and asked for time to formalise a proposal for Yerry Mina. The Colombian defender has been considered surplus to requirements at Barca since not long...
Leicester City - 2018-07-30 12:48:16

Leicester City player said to have spoken to other club’s president, keen on move

As Sporting continue hoping they can sign Islam Slimani from Leicester City this summer, they continue to approach the transfer in every possible way. On Monday, newspaper Record claims club president Sousa Cintra has already spoken to the player...
Leicester City - 2018-07-30 16:48:23

Club give Leicester City 48 hour deadline to let them have player

There is a claim in the Turkish media that Fenerbahce have set Leicester City a deadline to loan them Islam Slimani. The Algerian international was yesterday linked with a move to the Istanbul club as Fenerbache look to bring in an experienced...
Leicester City - 2018-07-29 16:48:10

?30m transfer – Leicester asked about signing attacker in past few hours, Watford dismissed

Sunday’s edition of Sport reports that Leicester City and Watford have both asked about signing Paco Alcacer, with the Foxes arriving in the ‘past few hours’, and a ‘transfer is being cooked’. The forward had been reluctant to leave...
Leicester City - 2018-07-29 12:48:13

Club lining up offer for Leicester City player, as talks continue over Tottenham forward

According to a claim in the Turkish media, Fenerbahce are showing an interest in Leicester City forward Islam Slimani, and are ready to make an offer for the Algeria international. The Yellow Canaries are keen to bring in a forward or two before...
Leicester City - 2018-07-28 19:48:14

Leicester City prepared to offer ?35m as ‘priority’ transfer target identified

If France Football are to be believed, Leicester City are preparing a ?35m bid for Getafe centre-back Djené Dakonam. The Togolese defender, who has played 31 times for his country, has become a person of interest for the Foxes after Manchester...
Leicester City - 2018-07-27 16:48:24

Leicester City attempt revealed to gazump Brighton at last minute, player was told

One of the biggest transfers of this week has been Malcom moving from Bordeaux to Barcelona. The day before the blaugrana announced the move as official, AS Roma had announced they’d agreed terms with the French side, and Malcom was supposed to be...
Leicester City - 2018-07-26 12:48:29

Bournemouth transfer money could lead to Leicester midfielder’s return to former club

Could Eddie Howe’s and Bournemouth’s need for a defensive midfielder pave the way for an unexpected return home" Bought by Craig Shakespeare, Vicente Iborra wasn’t a regular under Claude Puel at Leicester City last season, spending more time...
Leicester City - 2018-07-25 14:37:44

Leicester City deal could be announced before the weekend, Foxes close to accepting offer

Portuguese side Sporting have not given up on signing Islam Slimani this summer, and are close on finding a deal with Leicester City, according to reports this Wednesday. Newspaper Jornal de Notícias claims that the Lions have insisted in getting...
Leicester City - 2018-07-25 14:37:44

Leicester City blocking loan deal, want player gone for good

Leicester City are reportedly blocking Islam Slimani’s departure on a loan deal this summer. The Portuguese press has been reporting Sporting’s wish to sign the striker for months now, but today, newspaper Jornal de Notícias writes that he’s...
Leicester City - 2018-07-23 16:48:26

Everything depends on Leicester City’s terms as club pursue one of two players

Sporting CP’s saga for a striker should finally come to an end soon. As reported by newspaper Record today, the club are currently working on the possibilities to sign two of their former players: Bas Dost and Islam Slimani. The Dutch striker...
Leicester City - 2018-07-21 08:48:21

Leicester City player in ‘top 3’ in the world, claims national team manager

The Danish media continue to run with the idea that Chelsea are interested in Kasper Schmeichel. It may have only been reported a little in England, but that’s all it takes for excitement to build. Denmark are rightly very proud of their national...
Leicester City - 2018-07-20 16:48:23

Leicester City ‘well positioned’ to sign Ligue 1 forward thanks to Claude Puel

It?s been a while since we?ve seen Rachid Ghezzal?s name at Sport Witness, nearly a year, in fact, but he?s back thanks to Le10 Sport and Leicester. Once linked with a host of Premier League sides when his contract at Lyon was running out, the...
Leicester City - 2018-07-19 16:48:21

‘Patience’ needed in Leicester City exit negotiations, player’s will is crucial in...

Patience. That’s how two major Portuguese sports newspapers describe today Sporting’s hopes of bringing Islam Slimani back to the club. There are different versions of the story. First, O Jogo claims that Leicester City have really no intention...
Leicester City - 2018-07-19 16:48:21

Renewed confidence Leicester City player can be signed despite good WC performances

After signing Henry Onyekuru on a loan deal from Everton, Fanatik say Galatasaray are again trying to sign Leicester City attacker Ahmed Musa. The Turkish giants were strongly linked with a move for the Nigerian attacker earlier this summer, but...
Leicester City - 2018-07-19 19:48:28

From Spain: Leicester City target would rather stay in La Liga, may not be over

Following today’s reports from France saying Leicester City are keen on the Getafe defender Dakonam Djené, the Spanish press now has their view on the situation. As outlet AS covers the claims, they say that the 26-year-old would actually be more...
Leicester City - 2018-07-18 08:50:15

Leicester City loan deal ‘practically set’, player prepared to take big wage cut

The Portuguese press today brings two big stories about Islam Slimani’s possible return to Sporting CP. One of them is written by newspaper Record, and even makes it to the front page. It says club president Sousa Cintra has been trying to get...
Leicester City - 2018-07-18 16:48:40

Leicester City interested in World Cup star, not a frontrunner at this stage

Colombia were eliminated from the 2018 World Cup by England in the quarter-final as the Three Lions overcame the South American nation by beating them in a penalty shootout. Barcelona defender Yerry Mina was arguably the star man for José...
Leicester City - 2018-07-18 08:50:15

Club to receive just over ?10m from Man City transfer, were owed 15% of future fee

After months and months of speculation and ridiculous price tags, Riyad Mahrez finally left Leicester City and signed for Manchester City, where he?ll be playing under Pep Guardiola next season. The deal was said to be closed around the £60m mark,...
Leicester City - 2018-07-18 16:48:40

Leicester’s interest in signing player is strong, Foxes preparing ?28m offer

Djene Dakonam, simply known as Djene, joined Getafe from Belgian club Sint-Truiden last summer, signing a five-year deal with the Spanish club. He is primarily a central defender, but can also play as a right-back. He started in the full-back...
Leicester City - 2018-07-17 16:48:41

Leicester City moving for player, waiting for ‘final lunge’ to complete signing

The Stefano Sturaro saga is increasingly irritating. It’s clear Juventus want to sell the player, and his agent has confirmed interest from several clubs, but there seems to be a cycle of sides that he’s close to joining. Leicester City have...
Leicester City - 2018-07-13 19:48:48

Leicester, Southampton and West Ham all interested in Serie A winger, strong competition from Spain

Three Premier League clubs are reportedly interested in the Torino attacker Iago Falque. As reported by local newspaper Tuttosport today, Leicester City, Southampton and West Ham are all keen on signing the 28-year-old this summer. The outlet...
Leicester City - 2018-07-11 19:48:45

Club contact Leicester City about signing midfielder, talks expected to now continue

Sporx report Besiktas are interested in loaning Leicester City’s Polish midfielder Bartosz Kaputska. Kaputska spent last season on loan at Bundesliga side Freiburg and the player is unlikely to have a future at Leicester City ahead of next...
Leicester City - 2018-07-11 12:48:33

Club turn to Leicester City player after talks for Dutch star stall, offer being readied

With talks stalling to sign Sporting?s Bas Dost, Fenerbahce have turned their attention to Leicester City forward Islam Slimani, report Takvim. The Turkish newspaper say Fenerbahce sporting director Damien Comolli has identified Slimani as a backup...
Leicester City - 2018-07-10 12:50:26

Player is ‘probably’ signing for Leicester and not West Ham, and deal is ‘close...

West Ham fans will be the first to say their club isn’t exactly brilliant at transfers. In recent years there have been some strange negotiations and targets have been lost. Most famously, former Sporting president Bruno de Carvalho released...
Leicester City - 2018-07-07 16:48:30

Mahrez source on ‘no medical with Man City’, confidence in deal, and explanation of situ...

Reports in England claim Manchester City have agreed a deal with Leicester City for Riyad Mahrez and the player is expected to complete his medical this week. Algerian outlet
Leicester City - 2018-07-06 16:49:03

Star to become ‘new Citizen player’ as Man City medical scheduled this week

Pep Guardiola wanted to sign Leicester City star Riyad Mahrez for Manchester City earlier in the January transfer window, however, the deal didn’t take shape and the Algerian international continued with the Foxes until the end of the season. The...
Leicester City - 2018-07-04 12:48:27

Club to increase offer for Leicester City player to ?4m, talks ongoing

Aksam report Galatasaray have stepped up their efforts to sign Leicester City attacker Ahmed Musa, following Nigeria?s elimination from the World Cup. The Turkish giants are no longer in pole position to sign the player despite reports they had an...
Leicester City - 2018-07-04 12:48:27

Leicester City manager Claude Puel being seriously considered for job elsewhere

Leicester City manager Claude Puel is being considered for the vacant job at Portuguese side Sporting, according to claims from Lisbon today. Newspaper A Bola reports the Frenchman is on a list of potential managers, with an appointment expected...
Leicester City - 2018-06-29 16:48:54

Leicester City increase offer for summer target, go up to ?14m, may take another ?4m

According to a claim in the Turkish media, Leicester City have increased their offer to sign Besiktas defender Domagoj Vida Last week we covered reports from Turkey that the Foxes had offered ?12m for the Croatia international. Sabah have reported...
Leicester City - 2018-06-29 12:48:11

Kasper Schmeichel explains he’s hoping for another ‘miracle’ like Leicester City

Portuguese website Mais Futebol is quite glad to have interviewed the Leicester City goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel this week. In a story today, they claim that the player was only speaking to the Danish media after the game against France, and...
Leicester City - 2018-06-28 08:48:16

Update from Spain on Leicester?s Vicente Iborra potentially returning to Sevilla

On Monday, we covered a claim from Spain that Vicente Iborra could be heading back to Sevilla this summer, only a year after joining Leicester City. When Iborra left his previous club, he made it clear it wasn’t a goodbye, but a see-you-later,...
Leicester City - 2018-06-26 12:48:59

Club up offer to sign Leicester City forward, Wolves said to still be interested

Takvim report Galatasaray have upped their offer to ?2m to loan Leicester City attacker Ahmed Musa for the season. According to Takvim, Galatasaray officials see signing Musa getting a lot harder after the player scored two goals against Iceland...
Leicester City - 2018-06-25 19:49:26

Club official says player is likely to leave, days after Leicester City offer claimed

According to a Besiktas official, Domagoj Vida is likely to leave the club after the World Cup. The Croatian international has been in impressive form for his country in the first two matches of the World Cup and according to reports in Turkey,...
Leicester City - 2018-06-25 16:49:23

From Spain: Transfer seeing Leicester’s Vicente Iborra returning to Sevilla ‘could be cl...

Spain’s El Correo believe Vicente Iborra could be returning to Sevilla this summer. Leicester City signed the midfielder last summer and he made 26 appearances in total during his first season with the Foxes. When he left the Spanish club,...
Leicester City - 2018-06-25 19:49:26

Panic setting in with Leicester City sale despite agreement with player

After scoring two goals against Iceland yesterday, Leicester City attacker Ahmed Musa is the man of the moment in Nigeria. Musa spoke after the game and it?s reported by Fanatik he said he would love to return CSKA Moscow if given the opportunity....
Leicester City - 2018-06-24 08:48:52

Leicester City table offer for good World Cup performer, Premier League competition

Sabah report Leicester City are the first Premier League club to have made an offer to sign Domagoj Vida from Besiktas. Vida has impressed for Croatia during their first two World Cup matches and his impressive block during the closing stages of...
Leicester City - 2018-06-23 19:49:23

Leicester City insisting transfer is done at ?15-20m, holding their ground

Every day the Portuguese press bring updates on Sporting’s chase for Islam Slimani, it’s reiterated how hard the transfer is going to be. This Friday, the problem reported is that the Foxes aren’t keen on letting the Algerian international...
Leicester City - 2018-06-22 16:48:52

Leicester City only PL club interested in World Cup attacker but now have concerns

Milliyet have reported on the latest developments with regards Egyptian attacker Mahmoud Hassan, also known as ‘Trezeguet.’ The Kasimpasa player has been closely linked with a move to Leicester City in the past few days, after an Egyptian...
Leicester City - 2018-06-22 12:48:52

Leicester now ‘in pole’ to sign defender, all signs pointing towards transfer

Currently boasting Ben Chilwell and Christian Fuchs as their left-back options, Leicester City aren?t in desperate need for a new player at the position, but Il Tempo believe there?s one man who could change their mind. That defender is Jordan...
Leicester City - 2018-06-22 16:48:52

Club director has his say on Leicester City transfer, club working to get striker back

Sporting aren’t giving up on signing Islam Slimani back from Leicester City this summer. The Portuguese press has already pointed out that the transfer seems unlikely for the Lions to achieve, but the dream to bring their old striker back...
Leicester City - 2018-06-21 08:48:37

Club president intending to announce Leicester City transfer on Saturday

The Portuguese press has had stories about Sporting’s chase for Islam Slimani the entire week, all saying how hard it will be to sign the player back from Leicester City. Today, it’s Record who has a short article about the situation,...
Leicester City - 2018-06-21 19:48:44

Details of offer disclosed, club want Leicester City transfer soon, may need more money

Yesterday it was reported in the Turkish media that Galatasaray have tabled an offer for Leicester City forward Ahmed Musa. Galatasaray officials have reportedly travelled to England this week to hold talks with the English club over a deal for...
Leicester City - 2018-06-21 16:49:05
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