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'He's off': BBC pundit says 'incredible' player is definitely leaving amid interest from Arsenal

Arsenal target Youri Tielemans is leaving Leicester City when the summer transfer window opens, says BBC pundit Chris Sutton.

Tielemans has been linked with Arsenal and Edu has already had talks with his agent over a summer move to the Emirates Stadium.

The Belgian international’s form has been criticised by local media, with the suggestion being that his head has been turned by Arsenal.

Sutton made a similar point on the BBC’s Monday Night Club, saying he now fully expects Tielemans to depart before the start of next season.

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Arsenal target Tielemans is leaving Leicester, says Sutton

“Tielemans looks like he doesn’t want to be there any more,” said Sutton.

“It looks like he’s off somewhere else. That really hasn’t helped.

“Tielemans has to go. He’s been so good for them, but this season it looks like he’s downed tools.”

Former Tottenham Hotspur defender Michael Dawson described the midfielder as “an incredible talent” on Sky Sports News in October, which means that his entire season has not been as Sutton is making out.

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But perhaps he has dropped his level, although it should be pointed out that Leicester have suffered injuries as a whole and the club has slipped away from the Premier League standards they have set themselves in recent years.

They made their first ever European semi-final, which became their focus in the second half of the season, but could not get over the line against Roma.

Tielemans will have one year remaining on his contract by the summer and with no impending signs of a new deal, this summer represents a chance for Leicester to get a significant fee through the door for him.

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