Leicester to Reject Schlupp Approach
Despite interest from Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal, Leicester City will reject any approach for their young Player of the Year Jeffrey Schlupp. A reported £5 million fee has been mooted as a price for the Ghanaian international left-winger but with two years left on his contract and having played a key role in the Foxes survival in the Premier League, manager Nigel Pearson is under no pressure to sell and will look to build his team around the youngster.
Roberth Huth for £3 Million?
The Stoke Sentinel are reporting that a possible £3 million deal for Robert Huth to make his loan move to the Foxes permanent, looks to be on the cards. The German moved to Leicester on loan in the January transfer window and featured 14 times for the Foxes, with Huth a massive part of their end of season revival that saw them survive in the Premier League.
With Stoke making their loan deal for German defender Philipp Wollscheid permanent, the Potters are reportedly happy to allow Huth to leave the club and with a fee, now being mooted, it looks only a matter of time that the Foxes land the German centre-half for next season.
Vardy Attracting Attention
Leicester City striker and new England squad member Jamie Vardy is attracting to the attention of Premier League clubs after a fine season that saw the former Fleetwood Town striker play a huge part in the Foxes survival.
Aston Villa, West Brom and Stoke City are all monitoring the 28 year old striker but with the Foxes surviving in the Premier League a move to one of their Midlands rivals, will be seen as a sideways step for Vardy and with manager Nigel Pearson having no need to sell his star players, it is unlikely the Foxes will want to sell their hard-working attacker.
International Calls for Kramaric, King and Lawrence
Leicester strike Andrej Kramaric has been called up to the Croatia squad for their qualifier against Italy on the 12th June as they look to continue their 100% record in the group stages. They also face newcomers Gibralter in a friendly and Kramaric will be looking to play his part for his country after getting off to a mixed start in his Foxes career.
The Croatian made eight starts for the Foxes scoring three times including a goal on the final day of the season in a 5-1 thrashing of QPR, with a further seven appearances off the bench. With Kramaric still adjusting to English football, next season will be an important for the 23 year old striker as he looks to make his mark on the Premier League.
Andy King and Tom Lawrence have both been included in the Wales squad for their crucial fixture against Belgium in June as they look to make their first major tournament since 1958. King returns from suspension after his dismissal against Cyprus in October, whilst Lawrence, the former Manchester United youth player will look to earn his first cap after being included in the squad after a fine season for the Foxes reserve side and looks to be a huge prospect for the club.