It has been a strange time for Leicester City fans of late due to a really lack of transfer stories and rumours. Almost every close season it seems like there are clubs swarming around for our best players, but thankfully the only real rumour is the same old one regarding Ben Chillwell moving to Chelsea. Most Leicester fans seem to have come to terms with him leaving the club and it seems the general train of thought is it’s no problem as long as we get a good price and sign a quality replacement.
According to yesterdays Independent Chelsea are getting closer to agreeing a deal with Leicester, with the Foxes trying to hold out for a £80m for Chillwell. There are even stories that Chillwell has cleared his lockers out at the club. It does however, look like the player will be moving on to Chelsea very soon. In fact in the betting stakes Paddy Power are offering the best odds of 1/6 that he’ll be a Chelsea player when the transfer window closes. You may wish to check out free-bets.uk.com if you are betting on this and trying to get some free bets to use on it.
Obviously if Chillwell does leave the club Leicester would be looking for a top quality replacement and on that front there are a few little exciting rumours popping up. The Leicester Mercury have reported that the club are keen to sign Atalanta full back Timothy Castagne. That might not be a likely move though as although the player can play left back he has played all season as a right back, so Leicester may look for a specialist left back.
Preston centre back Ben Davies has also been linked to the club in a fair few media outlets the last few days as well. He is a player Leicester City have been linked with in the past and would be a sensible signing in a position where the team lack cover, especially if they play 3 centre backs like they did towards the end of the season. Another centre back Leicester have been linked with is Ben White of Brighton , whom impressed last season on loan at Leeds United.
Another name that is currently being thrown around is Sevilla goalkeeper Rico, currently on loan at PSG. According to TeamTalk Kasper Schmeichel is a target for Manchester United so Leicester City are lining up Rico as his replacement. It does seem a little far fetched though and not something we would really expect to happen.
Apart from those stories it is still rather quiet on the transfer front with not too many stories about that are carrying much weight. Expect the stories and rumours to heat up the closer we get to the new season starting and if any big stories break, we’ll cover them here for you.