Leicester City are in talks with Monaco to push through a £40 million deal for central midfielder Youri Tielemans, according to the Daily Star.
The Foxes are keen to get a permanent deal over the line, with Manchester United, Tottenham and Arsenal thought to be monitoring his situation.
Belgium midfielder Tielemans has been a revelation at the King Power Stadium. In 12 games, the 22-year-old has scored three goals and contributed four assists since arriving on loan in January.
Brendan Rodgers has revived Leicester’s fortunes since joining the club in February. The Foxes were languishing in the bottom half when he took over; although a good run of form saw Rodgers’ team take ninth place in the Premier League.
Lee Congerton arrived in the East Midlands last week as Head of Recruitment. It would appear that his first task is to get Tielemans signed up to Leicester as quickly as possible.
The Belgian has taken the Premier League by storm during the second half of the season. His performances have really caught the eye and it is no surprise that other potential suitors have emerged.
Rodgers has spoken previously about taking Leicester forward. After finishing ninth this season, he will hope to push towards European qualification next time around.
A player of Tielemans’ class would be perfect for the Foxes. He has already proved he can cope with the demands of the Premier League and at 22 there is scope for improvement.
Rodgers is proven at getting the very best out of younger players and the permanent signing looks decent for all parties involved.