Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers wants to sign Youri Tielemans on a permanent basis but the Foxes will have to fend off interest from rival clubs to keep him at the King Power Stadium, reports the Daily Mail.

The 22-year-old joined the East Midlands outfit in January on loan until the end of the season from Monaco as part of a swap deal that saw Andre Silva head the other way.

The Belgium international is set to leave Leicester and return to the Ligue 1 side following the end of the campaign which the Foxes finished with a goalless draw at home to Chelsea.

Tielemans has largely impressed since arriving at the King Power Stadium and the Foxes boss Rodgers wants to keep the midfielder at the club but they face stiff competitions from Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal, according to the report.

Monaco reportedly want around £40million for the Belgian – which Leicester are willing to pay – but a price that can easily be matched by their Premier League rivals and they have an advantage of offering European football next season.

Spurs would offer Tielemans the chance to play in the Champions League and Arsenal could too should they win the Europa League final against Chelsea later this month.

The midfielder scored three times and created a further five in 12 appearances for Leicester as the Foxes finished a respectable ninth in the Premier League table.

The King Power Stadium side have recently appointed Lee Congerton as the head of senior recruitment. The 45-year-old worked with Rodgers during his time at Celtic and has previously held posts at Sunderland, Hamburg and Chelsea.


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