Ranieri coy on transfer business after Boro stalemate

Date published: Monday 2nd January 2017 3:49

Claudio Ranieri was tight-lipped about Leicester January transfer targets and joked he has not heard of Genk’s Wilfred Ndidi.

The midfielder is set to join the Foxes in a £15million switch and is viewd in some quarters as the long-term replacement for N’Golo Kante.

But when asked about his side’s reported interest, Ranieri had this tongue-in-cheek response.

“I haven’t seen Ndidi – I don’t know who he is,” Ranieri said.

In the absence of Islam Slimani due to illness, as well as Danny Drinkwater who was left out as a precaution after his recent injury, Ranieri then said he could take plenty of positives from the point against Middlesbrough.

“We had a good spirit and one point is okay – the second clean sheet in a row is good for us,” added Ranieri.

“Middlesbrough pushed a lot but we were so solid and I am pleased with the spirit we showed.

“I remember the first match against them they won all the first balls and second balls, and today we won a lot of tackles. We worked very well in midfield and I explained how we have to move on and show a good attitude.”

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