Leicester expect Arsenal to bid for Youri Tielemans before transfer deadline but insist they won’t be ‘exploited’

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But is has been claimed that the Gunners are yet to turn their interest in the Belgian midfielder into a formal bid.

SunSport exclusively revealed last month that Arsenal were weighing up a £30million move for the ex-Monaco man.

The Foxes are reluctant to part ways with the 25-year-old, but would be willing to cash in on him as he has just one year left on his contract.

It was claimed in June how Arsenal had already agreed personal terms with the player.

But it is believed that the North London giants are prepared to wait until later in the window to secure his services.

And according to the Guardian, Leicester are expecting Mikel Arteta’s side to submit a bid for him.

But they state there have been no offers for Tielemans yet from any club, with Manchester United also said to be keeping tabs on the former Anderlecht star.

Though they add that Leicester are aware of Arteta’s long-standing interest.

Foxes boss Brendan Rodgers has warned teams looking to raid Leicester that they will not be “exploited” into selling their best players.

He remarked: “There is, obviously, within the club a financial situation which isn’t ideal in terms of wanting to do business.

“It doesn’t mean we will be exploited and we don’t want to be losing our best players.

“You don’t want to lose your best players and then not be able to bring any in. That doesn’t stack up.”

As well as Tielemans, James Maddison is facing an uncertain future at the King Power Stadium with Newcastle having a £40m offer rejected.

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Meanwhile, centre-back Wesley Fofana is understood to be Chelsea’s No1 target, but they have been quoted a whopping £84m in order to sign him.

Though goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel looks set to end his 11-year love affair with Leicester after agreeing a deal to join Ligue 1 side Nice.

by The Sun

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