Leicester on verge of signing of £40m man wanted by Man Utd

Date published: Monday 8th July 2019 11:30

Leicester are closing in on the permanent signing of Youri Tielemans from Monaco, claim reports.

Leicestershirelive report that Tielemans has agreed personal terms with Leicester, but City have yet to agree a transfer fee with the French club.

Both Manchester United and Tottenham were linked with the 22-year-old, who impressed in 13 games on loan with the Foxes last season.

Only last month Belgian outlet HLN reported that Tielemans was a genuine target for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who is looking for a replacement for Ander Herrera,

The Daily Star also claimed the month before that Tielemans was a target for Mauricio Pochettino, but the Argentinian has since broken the club’s transfer record to sign Tanguy Ndombele.

Sky Sports News report that Tielemans has had a medical with Leicester after he flew to Birmingham on Friday evening.

Negotiations between the clubs are understood to be ongoing with Leicester poised to break their transfer record again – just a week after paying £30million for Ayoze Perez.

Sky suggest a price tag of around £40million, with Tielemans waiting in the wings to start pre-season training with Brendan Rodgers’ men.

Leicester want to get the deral done so that the midfielder can travel to Evian-les-Bains early next week for Leicester’s pre-season training camp.

Rodgers always stated his desire to keep hold of the improving former Anderlecht man and it looks as though the Foxes will get their man.

Tielemans scored three goals and provided five assists in 13 league games for Leicester last season and has been capped 23 times by Belgium.

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