Tielemans set for showdown talks with Leicester amid Arsenal interest

If the ongoing rumours are to be believed, Leicester City’s Youri Tielemans has been a major Arsenal target since the summer transfer window opened, and there are constant hints that the Belgian is very keen to join Arteta’s project at Arsenal.

The midfielder only has one year left on his contract with the Foxes, and although Brendan Rodgers is not keen on losing the player that helped Leicester to the FA Cup winners trophy last year, the player himself has rejected every new offer of a contract put on the table.

With just six weeks of the transfer window remaining, the air will be needed to be cleared shortly, and according to The Sky Sports transfer expert Dharmesh Sheth, Tielemans is set for showdown talks with the Leicester boss this week to sort out his future.

Sheth told the Transfer Talk Podcast: “One player that Arsenal have had a long-term interest in is Youri Tielemans. He has just one year left on his contract and we’ve been told that Tielemans will sit down with Brendan Rodgers this week to discuss his future, so far he’s refused any new deals with Leicester City. That is one to watch as we close in on deadline day,”

Although the Zinchenko deal has now reaching its climax, Mikel Arteta has made it clear that Arsenal’s transfer dealings are far from over. He said yesterday on Arsenal.com: The boss said: “We’re in the market to keep improving the squad but there are so many parties involved and sometimes things don’t happen as quickly as you want.”

Hopefully things will be clearer on the future of Tielemans by the end of the week….


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  1. Come on Brendon! If you love him you,ve gotta let him go pal! And at a decent price please!

  2. It’s not and never been a good idea to force a player to stay at a club he wants to leave.maybe the consequence barely matter to the decision makers.

  3. They are trying to use over price to ward off those who want to buy him or Rogers is trying to do the same thing he did to us when we needed Suarez. Let Tieman not get shaken up by that. He has a great future with Arsenal that is if he makes it to Arsenal.

  4. “sometimes things don’t happen as quickly as you want.”

    This sounds like a call back to previous comments about the board having to ok every transfer.

    So, put 2 and 2 together, arteta is pushing for tielemans, but the board are stopping him

    1. Only if you like conspiracy theories and you believe 2+2=73

      A calmer view might be that he meant player, agent, 2 coaches, 2 technical directors… there are probably more – without needing to get too “creative”.

      1. Pedant alert! 110% percent does not exist!

        And while I am at it, I do NOT think we will be buying Tielemans and hope we don’t too.
        A decent player but we have more pressing needs, esp a proper DM to FINALLY replace the abysmal Xhaka.

      2. I agree Pat. I think after Teilimans arrives or a CM, we still will be needing an attacker as Nelson & Pepe will be moved on, Plus alot more still be shipped out.

        The last deal will be an attacker after we have everything else sorted out with exits in my opinion.

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