Schmeichel in contract talks as Man Utd and Spurs eye move

Date published: Tuesday 9th February 2016 1:43

Kasper Schmeichel: Linked with move to Goodison Park.

Kasper Schmeichel: Linked with move to Goodison Park.

Leicester City are to offer Kasper Schmeichel a new deal to ward off interest from Manchester United and Tottenham, according to reports.

Having already tied down striker Jamie Vardy to a new four-year contract, manager Claudio Ranieri wants to secure the future of the rest of his first-team players, many of whom have become targets for a number of Premier League giants.

Goalkeeper Schmeichel has become a key figure at the King Power Stadium since joining from Leeds United in 2011.

The Sun suggest the Denmark international’s performances this term have caught the eye of United and Spurs, who could bid for the 29-year-old in the summer.

Schmeichel – whose father, Peter, is a United legend – is among the candidates to replace David de Gea, should the Spaniard join Real Madrid.

The former Manchester City stopper penned a new four-year deal in 2014, but the Foxes are keen for their number one to commit his long-term future to the club.

Meanwhile, right-back Danny Simpson is also likely to be offered a contract extension.

Simpson, who joined Leicester from QPR in 2014, has just over a year left to run on his current deal.

The 29-year-old has been an unsung hero in Ranieri’s title challengers, making 18 appearances in the Premier League this season.

The Foxes face a huge title tussle at Arsenal on Sunday and, once again, are big outsiders to claim victory at the Emirates Stadium.

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