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Manager desperately wants to see Leicester midfielder at Arsenal

Mikel Arteta has told his Arsenal board to launch a quick and aggressive £25 million move for Leicester City star Youri Tielemans.

The Belgian has 12 months to run on his contract with the Foxes and talks over a renewal stalled last year, with the player minded to quit the club.

He is their record signing following his £32 million move from Monaco four years ago and Brendan Rodgers is poised to keep the ex-Anderlecht skipper.

Manchester United and Liverpool have both shown interest in the 25-year-old in the past but those links have disappeared, with the Gunners now the frontrunners for his signature.

Youri was open to a move to the Emirates but he was hoping Mikel Arteta’s side finished in the top four, as the midfielder had hoped to join a UEFA Champions League side.

However, the Telegraph say Youri is still keen on signing for Arsenal and that the Spaniard is pushing his board to lodge a £25 million bid.

The Egypt international Mohamed Elneny is likely to sign a new 12-month extension following his strong showings in the final stretch of the campaign but Arteta remains interested in strengthening his midfield.

Arsenal given hope of snapping up Premier League No.8

Arsenal’s hopes of landing Leicester City midfielder Youri Tielemans hinge on whether they finish in the top four this term.

The 25-year-old is likely to leave the Foxes this summer, with the Belgian interested in playing at a higher level.

He will have just one year to run on his contract at the end of the term and the club will reluctantly listen to proposals for the star, who they purchased in a deal worth up to £40 million in 2019.

Mikel Arteta has identified him as a priority in the summer and the Spaniard feels Youri’s box-to-box ability could take his side’s midfield to the next level.

However, while the former Monaco ace is keen on a transfer to north London, Tielemans’ primary reason for leaving the King Power Stadium is to play in the UEFA Champions League and he’ll look elsewhere if Arsenal finish fifth, according to the Evening Standard.

He has attracted interest from Tottenham Hotspur and Barcelona but the player will wait until the end of the term before deciding on his next move.

The Gunners believe an offer of around £30 million would be enough to prise him away from the Midlands.

Man Utd dealt blow in chase for £25m Leicester midfielder

Leicester City star Youri Tielemans would allegedly choose a transfer to Real Madrid over Manchester United in the summer.

The former Monaco youngster is facing an uncertain long-term future with the Foxes having entered the final 18 months of his deal at the King Power Stadium outfit with the board already revealed a £25 million asking price.

He has remained an integral cog of Brendan Rodgers’s side this season, and the player is not expected to be short of admirers if he seeks a transfer away from the FA Cup holders.

The likes of the Red Devils, Arsenal, Real Madrid, Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool have all been touted with an interest in the Belgian.

The Red Devils’ midfield is expected to undergo an eye-catching overhaul this summer, with Paul Pogba and Nemanja Matic expected to depart for nothing at the end of their deals.

Tielemans is likely to be one of the multiple targets on their wishlist this summer. However, journalist Sacha Tavolieiri has put Los Blancos on red alert by stating that Youri has his heart set on a transfer to La Liga.

“While he should leave Leicester City this summer, Youri Tielemans would have told those around him his preference for a departure to Spain,” he tweeted. “The Real Madrid, interested, could position itself concretely in the coming weeks… To be continued.”

 

Chelsea interested in £33,000-a-week Leicester player

Chelsea are allegedly ‘one of the closest’ clubs to signing Leicester City’s central midfielder Youri Tielemans at the end of the term.

The Belgium international is available for nothing in 2023 as he won’t extend his current Foxes contract.

As per Spanish publication AS, the Blues, Arsenal and Manchester United are the ‘closest to closing their contract’ with him.

However, he is supposedly waiting for a call from Carlo Ancelotti’s Real Madrid as that would be the player’s preferred choice of the next club.

He’d be available on a cut-price in the summer for between €40 and €60 million as his deal expires next term.

Much like Youri, Chelsea duo Jorginho and N’Golo Kante’s present contracts expire next year.

Manager Thomas Tuchel admitted that he wants to sort the future of his players out before then to avoid them departing on free transfers.

“Nobody wants that with big players and important players nowadays,” the German tactician said.

“It’s a wish as a coach that we solve this in the summer in any way, that we solve it and it’s clear where the journey is and what the decision is. Yes, this is the wish. (If not) we have the same talks that we have had about Toni and Andreas. You just swap the names.

We would talk about it through winter and then comes January, and then agents are talking to this club and the brother another.

“It would be nice if we can avoid it but at the moment it’s difficult (because of the sanctions). But this should be the target for all of us.”

Chelsea throw hat into ring for ex-Anderlecht and Monaco ace

Chelsea have allegedly identified Leicester City star Youri Tielemans as a possible summer transfer target.

While the player is a key player at the King Power Stadium outfit, it has long been touted that he won’t extend his Foxes deal past 2023.

That has naturally led to widespread interest in the Belgium international, who is reportedly in favour of a move to Carlo Ancelotti’s Real Madrid should the summer opportunity arise.

However, according to a report from AS, the Blues are ready to rival a host of their Premier League rivals in the hunt for Tielemans’s signature.

With N’Golo Kante and Jorginho both the wrong side of 30 and both players’ own long-term futures up in the balance, manager Thomas Tuchel is open to lowering the age of the stars in the centre of the field.

The report adds that Arsenal and Manchester United also continue to watch the situation, although they are not likely to emerge as realistic locations without UEFA Champions League football.

Elsewhere, Carlo Ancelotti has supposedly called on his side to do everything possible to snap up Chelsea defender Reece James at the earliest opportunity.

Although previous claims have stated that the La Liga giants may wait until the summer of 2023 before launching an offer for the Blues star, it is now said that a summer swoop could be made for the Englishman.

Man Utd suffer blow in chase for £25m Leicester midfielder

Leicester City star Youri Tielemans would allegedly choose a transfer to Real Madrid over Manchester United in the summer.

The former Monaco youngster is facing an uncertain long-term future with the Foxes having entered the final 18 months of his deal at the King Power Stadium outfit with the board already revealed a £25 million asking price.

He has remained an integral cog of Brendan Rodgers’s side this season, and the player is not expected to be short of admirers if he seeks a transfer away from the FA Cup holders.

The likes of the Red Devils, Arsenal, Real Madrid, Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool have all been touted with an interest in the Belgian.

The Red Devils’ midfield is expected to undergo an eye-catching overhaul this summer, with Paul Pogba and Nemanja Matic expected to depart for nothing at the end of their deals.

Tielemans is likely to be one of the multiple targets on their wishlist this summer. However, journalist Sacha Tavolieiri has put Los Blancos on red alert by stating that Youri has his heart set on a transfer to La Liga.

“While he should leave Leicester City this summer, Youri Tielemans would have told those around him his preference for a departure to Spain,” he tweeted. “The Real Madrid, interested, could position itself concretely in the coming weeks… To be continued.”

 

Liverpool on alert as league rivals taking keen interest in Leicester No.8

Tottenham Hotspur are allegedly keen to snap up Leicester City midfielder and Liverpool target Youri Tielemans in the summer.

The former Monaco and Anderlecht youngster has again been a key player for his side during the 2021-22 campaign, featuring 41 times in all competitions, registering seven goals and three assists so far.

His contract at the King Power Stadium outfit is due to expire next summer, though, and the player is widely expected to depart the Foxes during this summer’s transfer market in search of pastures new.

The Reds are among the clubs to be touted with an interest in the versatile midfielder over the last several months.

According to a report from The Times, there is also genuine interest from Spurs, with Antonio Conte’s side interested in bringing the 24-year-old to North London ahead of next term.

Brendan Rodgers and co. are not in a strong position when it comes to their player’s future, as he is not said to be interested in penning an extension, which would make Tielemans available on a free transfer in 2023.

Elsewhere, Liverpool are aiming to add more depth to the right-flank side of the defence and have been linked with a swoop for Aberdeen’s Calvin Ramsay.

Liverpool on alert as domestic rivals taking keen interest in Leicester No.8

Tottenham Hotspur are allegedly keen to snap up Leicester City midfielder and Liverpool target Youri Tielemans in the summer.

The former Monaco and Anderlecht youngster has again been a key player for his side during the 2021-22 campaign, featuring 41 times in all competitions, registering seven goals and three assists so far.

His contract at the King Power Stadium outfit is due to expire next summer, though, and the player is widely expected to depart the Foxes during this summer’s transfer market in search of pastures new.

The Reds are among the clubs to be touted with an interest in the versatile midfielder over the last several months.

According to a report from The Times, there is also genuine interest from Spurs, with Antonio Conte’s side interested in bringing the 24-year-old to North London ahead of next term.

Brendan Rodgers and co. are not in a strong position when it comes to their player’s future, as he is not said to be interested in penning an extension, which would make Tielemans available on a free transfer in 2023.

Elsewhere, Liverpool are aiming to add more depth to the right-flank side of the defence and have been linked with a swoop for Aberdeen’s Calvin Ramsay.

Liverpool face tough competition to snap up £25m Premier League star

Arsenal and Manchester United are reportedly looking to go head-to-head for the services of Leicester City midfielder and Liverpool target Youri Tielemans during this summer’s transfer market.

The Belgian star has again been in brilliant form for the Foxes this term, scoring seven times and notching three assists in 38 appearances across all competitions.

However, the player’s contract at the King Power Stadium side is due to expire in the summer of 2023, and Tielemans is believed to be interested in seeking pastures new in the upcoming window.

A number of sides, including the Reds, continue to be associated with the 24-year-old, who has bagged six goals and two assists in 23 Premier League outings during the 2021-22 season.

However, according to CBS’s Ben Jacobs, serious interest is arriving from the Gunners and the Red Devils, with the duo preparing to battle for Youri’s signature.

Jacobs states that the midfielder could be available for a sum in the region of £25 million due to his current contract situation with Brendan Rodgers’s side.

Liverpool-linked former Anderlecht and Monaco ace has netted 24 goals and contributed 22 assists in 146 games for his team since making the move from Les Monegasques in 2019.

Arsenal advised to move for ex-Monaco and Anderlecht midfield talent

Former Arsenal forward Kevin Campbell has backed the Gunners to snap up Leicester City’s Youri Tielemans ahead of his Foxes teammate James Maddison in the summer.

He is expected to leave the King Power Stadium this summer when the player will have just 12 months remaining on his current deal.

The Gunners are among the Premier League outfits who have been linked with a swoop, while recent reports have stated that Brendan Rodgers’ side would be ready to accept a £25 million transfer sum.

Mikel Arteta’s team were also keen on landing Maddison last summer but the fellow English club were demanding a transfer fee of more than £70 million.

Kevin believes Tielemans is the midfielder who the Spanish tactician will target as his side are already well stocked in the attacking midfield role after bringing in Martin Odegaard last year for £30 million.

Speaking to Football Insider, he said: ‘I think Youri Tielemans is the one they will be looking at. I could be wrong on that but I think the ship has sailed with Maddison.

‘We have Odegaard now so spending another £50 million on an attacking midfielder, I just don’t see it. Tielemans is a player Arsenal need. He has a different game to Maddison.

‘I’m sure Arteta will see him as our type of player. For me, Tielemans is the one and I hope we can get that deal done in the summer.’