Player News - Leicester City

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Danny Drinkwater remains one of the key players awaiting a new terms sheet following the club's title-winning season.

Reports suggest that the standout midfielder is demanding a new contract worth £80,000-a-week in the hopes of extending his current deal two more years through the 2020 season. Meanwhile, Kasper Schmeichel and Jeff Schlupp are among others hoping to follow in the path of Jamie Vardy and Wes Morgan, who both received significant raises this summer. Leicester City's front office is also meeting to decide the future of Liam Moore and Ben Chilwell, who have received summer offers from Reading and Liverpool, respectively.
Source: Sky Sports
Jul 26 - 5:48 PM

Joe Dodoo is out of contract at Leicester City and may be going to Rangers.

Dodoo is not a relevant Premier League player and there isn't much impact here. If anything, Leicester will need a very cheap fourth stringer at the striker position. With that said, Dodoo is a young player who has the potential to turn into a more reliable striker, it's just a matter of time and improvement. Keep an eye on him if he ends up at another Premier League team that lacks strikers.
Source: BBC
Jul 17 - 11:14 AM

Danny Drinkwater is committed to Leicester City and is expected a new contract offer soon.

The midfielder was an integral part of Leicester City's title run and will likely stay at the club after they lost N'Golo Kante to Chelsea. Leicester's top priorities were obviously Vardy, Kante, and Mahrez, but now that two of them have decided their future, the club will likely move on to secure contracts for players like Drinkwater and Marc Albrighton. Drinkwater doesn't hold a big fantasy appeal but is a solid mid-to-late round pick in leagues that reward points for defensive actions and passes.
Source: Sky Sports
Jul 16 - 6:26 PM

Now that the title celebration is over and the title defense begins, Leicester City will have to decide who stays and who goes.

Reports in Wales claim that Swansea City is preparing a £10 million bid for Leicester City forward Leonardo Ulloa, who arrived at the King Power two years ago in an £8 million move. The Argentine scored six goals for the Foxes last season, but hardly saw a start behind Jamie Vardy and Shinji Okazaki. And now that the club has added Ahmed Musa, that could make Ulloa surplus to requirements. Meanwhile, Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce is reportedly mulling over a £4 million move for right-back Danny Simpson, who beat out Ritchie de Laet for the starting spot.
Source: Wales Online
Jul 13 - 6:17 AM

Leicester City finally got its man this summer in the long-awaited transfer of forward Ahmed Musa from CSKA Moscow.

The reigning Premier League champions signed the 23-year-old to a four-year contract in a £16 million move after barely missing out on Musa in the winter transfer window. The Nigerian international is coming off one of his best club seasons, where he scored 13 goals in 30 games for the Russian champs. Musa becomes the fourth signing of the summer for the Foxes and will add to the counterattacking pace on the wing alongside Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez. Said Musa: "I feel very happy joining Leicester City, for me it’s one of the best clubs and I feel very happy. I joined because it’s one of the best clubs in the Premier League and they are like a family. That’s why I joined Leicester City and I’m very excited."
Jul 10 - 7:58 AM

Premier League Champions Leicester City have reportedly agreed a deal to sign CSKA Moscow forward Ahmed Musa for £16.6m.

Speaking to BBC Sport, Tony Harris [the player’s agent] confirmed that everything has been finalised and Musa will arrive in England for his medical on Wednesday. The 23-year-old Nigerian international scored 13 times during 2015/16 to help CSKA lift the Russian league title. He comes with a reputation of being a strong, no-nonsense attacking player who is comfortable on the ball, attributes former coach Leonid Slutsky feels will help him adapt quickly to the English game. "If you look at the way things are done over there you'll see he is a player just made for English football." Musa is set to become the fifth player to join Leicester during the summer transfer window, with centre-back Luis Hernandez, goalkeeper Ron-Robert Zieler, midfielder Nampalys Mendy and striker Raul Uche Rubio having already signed for Claudio Ranieri's men.
Source: Sky Sports
Jul 5 - 5:39 PM

Leicester City have signed midfielder Nampalys Mendy.

Mendy has played for coach Claudio Ranieri before and Ranieri is sticking to his word that he doesn't need star players, just ones that fit his philosophy. Mendy will increase Leicester's depth, which will be much needed with them playing in the Champions League next season. His fantasy value is uncertain at this time, but he is a late round target with upside.
Source: Sky Sports
Jul 3 - 1:00 PM

Leicester City defender Christian Fuchs has officially announced his retirement from the Austrian national team this summer.

The 30-year-old left-back made 78 international appearances for Austria over the course of the past 10 years lining up for the national team. Fuchs recently returned from captaining the side at the European championships, where Austria disappointed with only one point to show from a group featuring Portugal, Hungary and Iceland—a 0-0 draw against Portugal on the second matchday. His retirement comes at a peculiar time for Austria with World Cup qualification set to start in September.
Jun 30 - 6:36 AM

Leicester City has turned down Liverpool's £5 million bid with £2 million in add-ons for left-back Ben Chilwell this summer.

The Premier League champions are reportedly holding out for at least £10 million for the 19-year-old who has also attracted interest from Manchester City, Arsenal and Chelsea this summer. Chilwell has just one year remaining on his current contract and has rebuffed the club's attempts to re-sign him due to a lack of playing time in the first team. Liverpool, meanwhile, is considering moving on in its search for another left-back with Hull City's Andrew Robertson on the Reds' shortlist.
Source: Daily Mail
Jun 25 - 10:07 AM

Jamie Vardy has elected to sign an improved offer to stay at Leicester City rather than moving to Arsenal after the Gunners triggered his release clause earlier in the month.

Vardy, nearing his 30th birthday, realistically has one last chance to cash in on the amazing success of this past season. He has elected to do that at the King Power Stadium rather than at the Emirates. He left for the Euros with an offer to move to Arsenal for a significant pay raise. In the meantime, Leicester City have either matched or at least come close enough to matching to entice the forward to stay for the Foxes Champions League campaign. Arsenal's search for attacking reinforcements will have to continue elsewhere.
Source: espnfc.com
Jun 23 - 10:31 AM

England would fall behind in a frustrating first half, but two substitutions to begin the second half led directly to an equalizer and match winner that would see the Three Lions defeat Wales, 2-1.

England had a golden opportunity to go up early when Adam Lallana delivered a fantastic cross to Raheem Sterling in the area but Sterling's touch was poor and his shot sailed over the bar. The Three Lions dominated Wales on the stat sheet, racking up corners and free kick chances but could not find a way to beat Wayne Hennessey. Wales then scored on basically their only chance from a free kick. Roy Hodgson brought on Jamie Vardy and Daniel Sturridge to begin the second half and the duo would each score to come from behind to win. Vardy struck in the 52nd minute on a loose ball that Sturridge delivered into the area. Sturridge then won the match two minutes into stoppage time, beating Hennessey at the near post after being teed up by Dele Alli. England look set to go through to the knockout stage now with the win.
Source: Guardian
Jun 16 - 10:55 AM

Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez aren't the only ones benefitting from a Leicester City title run as Marcin Wasilewski has signed a new contract.

The Polish international's previous deal was set to expire this summer but Leicester City offered a new one-year contract to keep him around for the title defense through next summer. The 36-year-old made nine appearances in all competitions for the Premier League champions while filling in at critical junctions along the back-line when Robert Huth was injured or suspended. The center-back has made 72 appearances for the club since joining in their Championship-winning season in 2013 from Anderlecht.
Jun 16 - 4:45 AM

Claudio Ranieri has indicated that his star forward has yet to make a decision between remaining at Leicester City or going to Arsenal.

After widespread rumors that the deal to Arsenal was done there was a quick turnaround when the same rumor mill was convinced that Vardy had decided to turn down the potentially lucrative move to the Emirates. Now comes word from Vardy's manager Claudio Ranieri that indicates that the player is still undecided on the subject. Looks like this one has a ways to go before it is decided.
Jun 14 - 5:00 PM

Austria were the heavy favorites going into today's match but Hungary had other ideas, beating their rivals in a 2-0 upset.

In hindsight, the upset looked destined to happen before the match reached its first minute. Star Austrian midfielder David Alaba slammed a shot from 25 yards out that was out of the Hungarian keeper's reach but it hit the base of the post. It was an even first half for both sides, but another missed opportunity came when Marko Arnautovic sent in a dangerous cross but Martin Harnik squandered a chance to finish from point blank range. Hungary would break through in the 62nd minute and Austria was then further damaged by a questionable second yellow card to Aleksandar Dragovic, sending them down to 10 men. Hungary would then seal the three points with a second goal in the 87th minute as Austrian captain Christian Fuchs and the rest of the defense could not recover from losing Dragovic. Hungary are likely to end the day atop their group and are already in good shape to advance past the group stage.
Source: Guardian
Jun 14 - 2:00 PM

Danny Simpson is hoping to convince club teammate Jamie Vardy to remain at Leicester – even if it is for just one more year.

Vardy has been heavily linked with a move away from the King Power with Arsenal reportedly ready to trigger a £20million release clause. But while media speculation suggested a decision would be made ahead of Euro 2016, the 29-year-old remained silent on his future. "I have spoken to Jamie. Everyone wants him to stay. We would like everyone to stay, even if it's just for one more year," Simpson told the BBC. "It's his decision, and he says he wants to concentrate on the European Championships. No money can buy the bond that we have got at the club. It's a special group. Why not carry on and kick on as a group and squad?"
Source: BBC Sport
Jun 13 - 7:39 AM



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