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Leicester City’s summer transfer plans look to be focused in one direction right now

As Leicester City continue with their shopping plans in Portugal, it was time to watch a good league match this weekend. According to newspaper O Jogo, the Foxes were one of the few clubs who had scouts present at Estádio do Dragão this Sunday,...
Leicester City - 2018-02-19 19:49:52

Leicester look to continue with transfer plan, official spotted at club, two players on agenda

During the January transfer window, Leicester City were repeatedly linked with a move for Andre Almeida. The Benfica right back has been attracting interest from several clubs but Leicester were said to have made contact and were seriously...
Leicester City - 2018-02-18 16:48:15

Leicester City back in Portugal for transfer business, not the most fruitful trip

After signing the likes of Islam Slimani and Adrien Silva, it seems that Leicester City still plan to make some business in Portugal. Leicester keep their eyes on the country, with some clubs being watched more than once. Yesterday, for example,...
Leicester City - 2018-02-15 19:48:45

Club PR machine brings in player’s parents to suggest he wasn’t keen on Leicester anyway

Now that the transfer window isn’t open for a while, footballers can say they never really had any intention to leave their clubs in the last market. During the January window, we covered several reports saying Leicester City were interested in...
Leicester City - 2018-02-14 16:48:31

Leicester City’s potential ?30m summer signing speaks about possible move to England

Soon after the transfer window shut and the Riyad Mahrez circus was well underway at King Power Stadium, SportBild in Germany claimed Leicester City were looking at Thorgan Hazard to potentially replace the Algerian should he leave in the...
Leicester City - 2018-02-14 16:48:31

With Claude Puel not a fan, Leicester City changes his mind over playing decision

Considering how little Yohan Benalouane has played for Leicester City this season, that Tunisia would be interested in getting him to play for them might come as a surprise, but they do. That?s what Kawarji are reporting, as, according to sources,...
Leicester City - 2018-02-12 19:48:51

Algeria manager wades into Mahrez mess, says he needs a bigger club than Leicester City

As Leicester City prepare to face Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium this Saturday, there’s obviously one subject getting most attention from the European press. Riyad Mahrez’s strike has been getting international coverage since his first...
Leicester City - 2018-02-08 16:50:26

Claude Puel still wants reunion with Ben Arfa at Leicester, latest claims from France

Hatem Ben Arfa and Claude Puel is a better love story (and saga) than Twilight, and we mean that. No matter how far apart they are, they will always be linked with a return into each other?s arms, and now that Riyad Mahrez, currently trapped in a...
Leicester City - 2018-02-07 19:48:06

Claude Puel with eye on signing Nice player for Leicester City, after Southampton interest

Alassane Plea is continuing his progression at Lille, and continuing to catch the eye of would be purchasers. Tuesday’s edition of L’Equipe has a club by club run down of salaries in Ligue 1, and Plea is said to be earning ?150k per month...
Leicester City - 2018-02-06 12:48:07

From £3m to £0 – Leicester City have already made contact, can now get target for nothing

During the January transfer window the Daily Mail linked Leicester City with Daniel Opare of Augsburg. It was claimed the Foxes had made contact over a potential transfer, which priced the fullback at £3m. Other clubs were also linked with the...
Leicester City - 2018-02-06 19:48:02

Benitez phone call ‘changed everything’ on deadline day, manager key in Newcastle busine...

In what became an unnecessarily tense affair on transfer deadline day, Islam Slimani was loaned from Leicester City to Newcastle United for the rest of the season. Rumours of a failed medical started circulating a few hours before the January...
Leicester City - 2018-02-06 08:47:59

Puel favourite only wants PL move, big Leicester advantage, not interested in other leagues

Earlier on Tuesday, we covered a story that appeared in L?Equipe regarding Claude Puel?s alleged interest in Alassane Pléa. The Leicester City manager is said to be keeping an eye on the 24-year-old?s performances, although that?s as far as things...
Leicester City - 2018-02-06 16:47:56

Leicester PL winner reveals Jamie Vardy’s love of foreign insults, fries, and Jupiler beer

Ritchie de Laet, now back at Antwerp, has been speaking to Belgian newspaper Het Belang van Limburg about his move and time in England, and it’s fair to say Jamie Vardy is the star of the show. De Laet was part of the Leicester City squad who won...
Leicester City - 2018-02-02 19:48:05

From France: Only Monaco decision allowed player to join Newcastle United

It’s made clear by Thursday’s edition of L’Equipe that Islam Slimani wouldn’t have become a Newcastle United player yesterday if Monaco hadn’t backed away from a deal to sign him. Monaco came close to signing the Leicester City owned...
Leicester City - 2018-02-01 16:50:00

“The club hasn’t honoured its commitments” – Mahrez camp unhappy after Man C...

As you will undoubtedly know by now, Manchester City will not be signing Riyad Mahrez despite various attempts to do so on Wednesday. Depending on who you believe, Pep Guardiola?s side placed four bids, each increasing in value, for the Algeria...
Leicester City - 2018-02-01 08:48:42

Last minute Serie A deal could be on cards for Leicester City

According to a claim in the Italian media, Benevento are showing an interest in Leicester City defender Yohan Benalouane. The 30 year old looks surplus to requirements at Leicester, and has yet to make a Premier League appearance this season. TMW...
Leicester City - 2018-01-31 19:48:20

France Football report Newcastle have agreed signing, player expected to travel for medical

It was announced this morning by Sky Sports, and France Football have all but confirmed it: Islam Slimani is heading to Newcastle United. The Algerian striker, who has struggled to get himself into the Leicester City team regularly since his...
Leicester City - 2018-01-31 16:47:56

From Italy: Leicester reject ?70m offer from Manchester City for Mahrez

Transfer deadline day is a bit like the champagne supernova of football. It?s great, you love it, but you have no idea what?s going on half the time. TuttoMercatoWeb?s latest story regarding the future of Riyad Mahrez fits the bill, with the...
Leicester City - 2018-01-31 19:48:20

Agent explains Leicester City forward’s struggles at King Power Stadium

Sandor Varga is a name that pops up from time to time in Russia, and he always has some interesting things to say. Known to be a close friend of Arsène Wenger, the football agent gave a lengthy interview to Sport-Express on Wednesday where, among...
Leicester City - 2018-01-31 19:48:20

Insistence that Leicester City transfer hasn’t collapsed, completion could be soon

Russia’s Sport Express have published an article on Sunday denying rumours from Nigeria that Ahmed Musa’s move could be off. A Nigerian website claimed Leicester City had put a block on the move, because they were insisting on a permanent...
Leicester City - 2018-01-28 19:47:57

Player reveals how Leicester City ‘disappeared on him’ in the summer, not impressed

For Bacary Sagna, free agency hasn?t exactly gone to plan. The former Manchester City right-back is still without a club since his contract at the Etihad expired last June, and reports in Italy have suggested even Benevento aren?t convinced about...
Leicester City - 2018-01-25 16:47:59

Talks ongoing over Leicester City transfer, new club chief wants deal done

Sporx claim Leicester City forward Ahmed Musa could be the first signing of Galatasaray?s new president Mustafa Cengiz. The Turkish website report Cengiz has told the club’s manager Fatih Terim he has control of transfers during his reign, and...
Leicester City - 2018-01-23 16:48:09

Leicester already considering alternatives for right-back transfer if future bids fail

Having seen two bids turned down by Marseille for makeshift right-back Bouna Sarr, it seems like Leicester City are ready to move onto other targets before the end of the transfer window. According to France Football on Monday, the Foxes and Claude...
Leicester City - 2018-01-22 19:48:08

Leicester City player being offered around, without any success so far

It seems that Yohan Benalouane is stuck at King Power Stadium. The Tunisian defender, bought for £6.3m from Atalanta back in 2015, has never managed to convince anyone at Leicester City, except maybe Craig Shakespeare during the second half of last...
Leicester City - 2018-01-19 19:48:02

Club chief issues ultimatum to Leicester City, threatens to do business with West Ham instead

According to Milliyet, Besiktas president Fikret Orman has become frustrated with Leicester City regarding talks over Islam Slimani. The Turkish side have been linked with a move for the Leicester City forward in recent weeks, as they look to bring...
Leicester City - 2018-01-19 12:50:12

Leicester City up bid after first one rejected, Foxes efforts are quite laughable

We know Ligue 1 clubs aren?t exactly blessed with Premier League finances, but Leicester City?s offers for Marseille?s Bouna Sarr are quite laughable, especially in today’s market. First seeing a bid of ?3m rejected, the Foxes allegedly returned...
Leicester City - 2018-01-18 19:47:55

Contacts continue over potential Leicester defender transfer, with move possible this month

Leicester City defender Yohan Benalouane could be leaving the club in before the end of the January transfer window, according to claims this Thursday. It’s the Italian outlet Calcio Mercato who claims the player’s departure has been attracting...
Leicester City - 2018-01-18 19:47:55

Club hopeful of completing Leicester City transfer after London talks

Milliyet’s Besiktas’ journalist Serdar Saridag reports the Turkish giants are hopeful of completing the signing of Leicester City’s Islam Slimani. Saridag claims the negotiations are progressing slowly, but Besiktas are hopeful of getting an...
Leicester City - 2018-01-18 12:47:55

Leicester City only want to pay measly ?5m for player, which is a third of reasonable asking price

It seems Leicester City have really given up on signing André Almeida from Portuguese side Benfica in this transfer window. Despite several reports about the Foxes’ interest in the right-back, no bids have been made so far, and this Wednesday,...
Leicester City - 2018-01-17 16:48:11

Manager unaware of Leicester City bid for forward, isn’t planning on letting him go

A couple of days ago, news emerged in France that Leicester City had made a bid for Marseille?s Bouna Sarr. Testing the waters with a ?3m bid, the Foxes saw their offer rejected by the Ligue 1 side, mostly due to the fact the winger, currently...
Leicester City - 2018-01-16 16:47:53

Constant rumours around Leicester star now explained, journalists ‘conned’ by fake Whats...

Remember all those stories sending Riyad Mahrez to numerous clubs all around Europe" Well, we might have an explanation for them now,
Leicester City - 2018-01-15 16:47:56

Leicester CIty trying to find deal before January 31st, ?15m should be enough

There’s stilll some insistence in Portugal that André Almeida continues to be a target for Leicester City in the January market. Even though there seems to be no big developments in the Foxes’ chase for the right-back, local newspapers can’t...
Leicester City - 2018-01-15 16:47:56

Player ‘flattered’ by Leicester City interest, new bid expected ‘in coming days...

In news that shocked the footballing world on Sunday night (not really), Leicester City made a ?3m offer for Marseille?s Bouna Sarr. Unfortunately for Claude Puel, the Ligue 1 side didn?t feel the amount was enough, and politely declined the Foxes?...
Leicester City - 2018-01-15 16:47:56

Club pull out of Leicester City transfer deal due to high demands

According to TrtSpor Besiktas journalist F?rat Gunayer, the Turkish club have pulled out of the race to sign Leicester City striker Islam Slimani. Gunayer says Besiktas were interested in bringing the Algerian international to the Vodafone Park,...
Leicester City - 2018-01-14 19:49:50

Leicester City and Stoke City have both initiated contact over same player, possible midfielder sign...

William Vainqueur has certainly had a busy few years. In summer 2014 the Frenchman signed for Dynamo Moscow, then the following summer he moved to AS Roma. In 2016 he moved to Marseille on loan for a season, returning to Rome last summer. After...
Leicester City - 2018-01-12 12:47:57

Club chief travels to London for Leicester City transfer talks, interesting deal floated

Fanatik claim Besiktas are looking to sign Kelechi Iheanacho from Leicester City to replace Cenk Tosun. The Turkish club last week sold Tosun to Everton, and now they are looking to replace the Turkey international, with Iheanacho being seen as a...
Leicester City - 2018-01-09 12:48:09

From Algeria: Situation with Mahrez agent over transfer to Liverpool, Klopp ‘insists’ on...

Over the past year the French media has gone a little rumour crazy, and Riyad Mahrez is a prime example of that. Different French outlets have claimed the player has been close to signing for various clubs over the past two windows, with...
Leicester City - 2018-01-08 08:47:43

?He’ll improve our team? – Club official confirms they’re looking to seal Leicest...

Bursaspor’s Head of Football Operations Hasan Parlakay has confirmed the Turkish club are interested in signing Leicester City’s Ahmed Musa in this transfer window. Speaking to reporters at the team’s training camp in Antalya, Hurriyet have...
Leicester City - 2018-01-08 12:47:57

Club hoping to seal deal with either Leicester City or Liverpool, fans join madness

Fanatik say another ‘Come to Besiktas madness’ has started again, this time with Liverpool?s Daniel Sturridge and Leicester City?s Islam Slimani. Besiktas fans have been posting ‘Come to Besiktas’ comments on both player’s Instagram...
Leicester City - 2018-01-07 19:47:54

‘Final details’ being settled, player set to fly to England and sign for Leicester City

Since Thursday the Fousseni Diabaté to Leicester City rumour has been growing in the French media, to the point that it’s now considered pretty much agreed. Friday saw French claims that Leicester were very close indeed to agreeing a deal with...
Leicester City - 2018-01-06 12:48:17

Leicester ‘all but reach agreement’ for young forward, looks like old Puel Southampton t...

While we have our qualms with Le10 Sport at times, their coverage of the Fousseni Diabaté situation and the Premier League interest in the Ligue 2 striker was ahead of some of the other outlets now covering it. Now, they might not have mentioned...
Leicester City - 2018-01-05 16:49:16

Ligue 1 side claim ?14m bid rejected for forward as Leicester enquire about his availability

Late on Thursday evening, Leicester were reported to be close to securing the signature of Ajaccio?s Fousseni Diabaté, with the deal expected to be completed at the weekend. Capable of playing down both wings as well as up front, the 22-year-old...
Leicester City - 2018-01-05 19:47:55

Brighton and Leicester after 12 goals in 15 games striker, will need to pay ?40m in January

Sent on loan to Vitoria Guimaraes last season where he excelled, Moussa Marega was kept by Porto this season, a decision they haven?t regretted. The Mali international has scored 12 goals in 15 games for the Portuguese side this season, and is now...
Leicester City - 2018-01-05 12:49:10

Leicester City turning to other targets after being told player will only leave for ?15m

The Portuguese press continues to be convinced that André Almeida is, or was, a serious target for Leicester City. The Foxes’ interest in the right-back has been recently reported, and local papers are now even following the club’s other moves...
Leicester City - 2018-01-05 19:47:55

Player still waiting for Leicester City offer to be made, ?15m will be enough to do deal

Leicester City target André Almeida continues to wait for Benfica to take a decision over his transfer out of Portugal. As revealed by the Portuguese media a couple of weeks ago, the Foxes have already made an approach for the player to find out...
Leicester City - 2018-01-03 12:48:36

Confirmation from lawyer that Leicester move isn’t on the cards, play happy to sit around

Every day, somewhere, an article about Ben Arfa potentially going to Leicester City pops up, with either rehashed information or just suggesting the move would make sense. We?ve already gone through a few reasons why it doesn?t and why the Foxes...
Leicester City - 2018-01-02 19:49:39

?2m offer on Leicester City transfer, now time for Foxes to consider if it’s good enough

With Cenk Tosun’s transfer to Everton very close, Besiktas have already began their search for a replacement, and NtvSpor claim the Turkish club are looking to sign Leicester City’s Islam Slimani, as reported by Sport Witness...
Leicester City - 2018-01-02 08:47:35

Former footballer urges club to go after Leicester defender, player would ‘love to come back&#...

On Thursday afternoon, we relayed claims from TuttoMercatoWeb that Leicester City defender Yohan Benalouane was, like Islam Slimani, looking for a way out from King Power Stadium. The Foxes? centre-back was said to be all for a return to Italy,...
Leicester City - 2018-01-01 08:47:40

Leicester City have a loan condition – They don’t want to pay a penny of player’s ...

It’s been a while since Sporting’s wish to bring Islam Slimani back from Leicester City was reported. And after some time of silence, the Portuguese press brings the reason why the Lions will have a hard time with the signing. As reported by A...
Leicester City - 2018-01-01 08:47:40

Leicester City can sign target for ?10m, ?15m in worst scenario, January deal on the cards

During the past month, Leicester City have been frequently linked to the Benfica right-back André Almeida, with reports saying the Foxes have already started contacts in order to sign the player in the January transfer market. Earlier this week,...
Leicester City - 2017-12-28 16:47:43

Defender keen on quick Leicester City transfer, January deal will suit all parties

Bought for some unknown reason for over £6m by Leicester City back in 2015, Yohan Benalouane has had a terrible time at King Power Stadium. Very rarely featuring, the 30-year-old only has nine minutes of professional under his belt this season, and...
Leicester City - 2017-12-28 19:47:45

Leicester City initiate talks to sign utility player, current player helping deal – recommends...

Leicester City have initiated talks with Benfica to sign Andre Almeida, according to Portuguese newspaper O Jogo. The Foxes are said to have contacted Benfica to find out how much Almeida will cost, and other conditions for a transfer. O Jogo are...
Leicester City - 2017-12-27 08:48:07

Club attentive to Newcastle’s moves over signing, Rafa Benitez has advantage to complete deal

In the past couple of days, Newcastle United have increasingly been linked as possible contenders to sign Islam Slimani from Leicester City, with the news coming from the English media. There are two reasons why the Portuguese press would have...
Leicester City - 2017-12-21 12:47:44
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