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Youri Tielemans is looking to leave Leicester City but Arsenal have not made an approach

Youri Tielemans is looking to leave Leicester City but Arsenal have not made an approach (Getty)

Brendan Rodgers claims Youri Tielemans wants his future resolved quickly following Arsenal’s interest in signing the Leicester City midfielder.

The Belgium international has entered the final year of his contract and has indicated to Leicester City that he wants to leave this summer.

The Foxes have been open to selling the midfielder for a fee in the region of £30 million.

Tielemans is on Arsenal’s shortlist with Mikel Arteta considering the option of signing another new central midfielder before the end of the window.

But the Gunners have yet to make an approach for the 25-year-old.

‘There is that possibility but there has not been anything for him, we haven’t had any approaches to the club yet on that,’ Rodgers said when asked about the prospect of Tielemans leaving the club.

‘Of course it is in the back of the mind, that sort of what-if scenario, but he doesn’t want anything to drag on either.’

Youri Tielemans has less than a year left on his deal with Leicester City

Youri Tielemans has less than a year left on his deal with Leicester City (Getty)

Rodgers also insists that Chelsea should look elsewhere after targeting a deal for Wesley Fofana.

‘No, he’s not for sale,’ Rodgers said.

‘When we looked at him he had made 17 league starts. Everyone had a look at him back then but he’s come here, really flourished and developed, not just as a player but as a young man.

‘He really respects the club, I’ve got no doubt that in the future he’ll be on that [highest] stage but he’s very comfortable, he feels good here.


Chelsea are targeting a move for Wesley Fofana

Chelsea are targeting a move for Wesley Fofana (Getty)

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‘He has a great relationship with his team-mates which is important and there’s no doubt he will grace that stage. But for now he’s here, he’s developing and like I said he’s not for sale.

‘He’s maybe got an opportunity to get himself in the France squad for the World Cup and for that it’s about playing, so I’m pretty calm on it. I’ve had long chats with him.

‘He can’t stop the speculation but he’s very concentrated on his work here and very focused on his development.’

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