Leicester City plan to intensify contract talks with Youri Tielemans amid Liverpool interest


Leicester City plan to intensify contract talks with Youri Tielemans this month amid interest from Liverpool, The Mail reports.

The 24-year-old had an impressive 2020/21 campaign for the Foxes, registering six goals and nine assists from 51 appearances.

The Belgian scored a stunner to guide the club to FA Cup glory, but they still fell short of qualifying for Champions League football.

Tielemans is eager to play in the elite competition, and this has recently led to speculation over his future with Liverpool interested.

The Foxes have no plans to sell him, and it is reported that they will step up talks over a new long-term deal when he returns from holiday.

Kasper Schmeichel and Jamie Vardy are currently the highest earners at £100,000-a-week. Tielemans could be offered a salary close to that figure.

Sportslens view:

The Foxes have made good progress under manager Brendan Rodgers but have missed out on the top four on the final matchday of the last two seasons.

They have already added more quality to their ranks with the signings of Patson Daka, Boubakary Soumare and Ryan Bertrand this month.

The priority could now be on keeping the core of the squad together, and Tielemans is one of their top players they can’t afford to lose.

The midfielder currently earns £33,000-per-week and could be set for a significant pay rise if he puts pen-to-paper on a new long-term deal.

However, a contract stand-off could completely change the situation and may force the Foxes to ponder over a possible sale this summer.

The £49.5 million-rated star has less than two years left on his contract. It could be an ideal time to sell him if he is reluctant to extend his stay.

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