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Report: Leicester interested in Leeds goalkeeper Illan Meslier
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Report: Leicester interested in Leeds goalkeeper Illan Meslier

Leicester City are interested in Leeds United goalkeeper Illan Meslier as the Foxes look to replace Kasper Schmeichel this summer, according to a report from Get French Football News.

Brendan Rodgers’ men surprised many by letting Schmeichel leave to join Nice. And with that, Danny Ward has stepped up for the opening two games of the season.

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Ward is an international goalkeeper. But you would imagine that Leicester would like to sign a replacement for Schmeichel before the window shuts.

And one player they have their eye on is Meslier. According to Get French Football News, Leicester want the 22-year-old.

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They are certainly not the only side tracking Meslier. Reports have claimed that Manchester United want the youngster. Meanwhile, Phil Hay suggested that Tottenham are particularly keen.

However, Fabrizio Romano reported on Wednesday that Leeds consider Meslier untouchable. So it seems highly unlikely that he will be going anywhere anytime soon.

Leicester interested in Meslier

Leeds fans will probably not be too worried about the speculation surrounding Meslier in this window. It is surely best for the youngster to stay at Elland Road as he is the undisputed number one.

But the amount of interest highlights the struggles the Whites may face in the future. Meslier – who Jesse Marsch labelled ‘really exciting‘ – looks to be destined for a brilliant career at the highest level. And Leeds are going to have to make progress if they want to keep him for as long as possible.

Of course, Leeds made a huge mistake selling Kasper Schmeichel to Leicester 11 years ago. It is hard to see them repeating that error should the Foxes come calling for Meslier.

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