Arsenal target has not rejected a new deal claims his manager

Brendan Rodgers has reacted to rumours that Youri Tielemans has rejected a contract offer from Leicester City.

The Belgian midfielder is attracting the attention of Arsenal and a host of other top European clubs ahead of the next transfer window.

His current deal with the Foxes expires in 2023 and he needs to extend it to show commitment.

Ideally, he should have penned a new deal with them by now, but that hasn’t happened.

The club is still trying to get him to stay, but Rodgers insists he hasn’t rejected an offer of a new contract from them.

He said via The Daily Mail: ‘He has not declined (a new contract). His position is exactly the same,’ Rodgers said. ‘He is a fantastic player and there has been no movement. 

‘He has worked well and until his last days here, he will always give his best. He is a top professional and you saw his commitment today.’ 

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Tielemans looks to be plotting a move away from City and it would be great if we can add him to the squad at the Emirates.

The Belgian is one of the finest players in his role, and he would look to join a club that will perform in Europe and win trophies.

If we can finish this campaign inside the top four, it would boost our chance of signing the former AS Monaco man.

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  1. You’re must know by now that RM is in for he. So it seems he’s just biding his time, keepin his head low till the end of the season ready to leave on a free, with a nice sign on bonus to boot…Smart lad. IJS

    1. The “I’m just saying” fanatic strikes again! Presumably then, all other posters are not saying (as they do not use IJS) but only you are!

  2. I can’t see us buying him anyway – he’s too similar to Odegaard in many ways. Talented as they both are, they’re neither quick nor rugged tacklers – I certainly couldn’t see them playing in any Arteta team together.

  3. as I stated in an earlier post, I’m a little worried about wear-and-tear issues with this particular player, likely due to the amount of games he’s played over the last 18+ months

    that said, I do favour him over Ode by quite a margin, as he likes to control things in more central locations, which we desperately need, but there’s no way we could have both of these players in the same midfield due to their lack of pace and defensive deficiencies

    not sure if he’s on Real’s radar, but he definitely fits their more recent script requirements and they’re also getting a little long in the tooth in the midfield

    regardless I very much doubt he’s on MA’s desired recruitment list as I can’t see him wanting to spend the amount required to cover the kinds of fees and wages that will be demanded by LC and the player himself

    1. I agree with you and do not think MA will be at all interested at the price Leicester will surely want.
      I personally much like Tielemans but still think he will not be coming to us.

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