Brendan Rodgers hints Leicester are making ready for Youri Tielemans departure
Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers has urged that the club are already planning for lifestyles without midfielder Youri Tielemans, who continues to be linked with the likes of Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester United.
The Belgian has entered the final 18 months of his contract and has been in talks over an extension for months now, and not utilizing a sure decision in see.
Arsenal are understood to be arresting about bringing Tielemans to the Emirates Stadium this month, whereas Liverpool and United appreciate been tipped to switch for the 24-year-dilapidated within the summer.
On the opposite hand, sources appreciate confirmed to 90min that Leicester appreciate no longer yet given up all hope of convincing Tielemans to conclude, though they're more and more concerned that they are facing an no longer doable fight.
“You consistently have to [plan for life without players], that is extremely vital," Rodgers said of Tielemans' future (through The Telegraph). "You consistently must be having a think about forward, that's vital.
“Youri is at an age and at a stage in his contract the build he has to be sure he appears at every option. I would like it to be here at Leicester, that is pure, nonetheless I comprehend it be a very fast profession.
“Once the player is committed, focused and genuine it be by no plot a effort for me. With Youri which you might well take a look at his joy of being here, he loves being here and you've got gotten to appreciate these guys' careers are fast.
“If we are going to lose one we must be ready for the next one to advance back in.”
Arsenal are having a think about at a whole host of midfield targets in January, with manager Mikel Arteta mad referring to the dearth of depth in that reputation in his squad. Juventus' Arthur Melo and Lyon's Bruno Guimaraes are two of his high targets, alongside Tielemans.
Rodgers confessed that he understands why Tielemans is engaging to mediate his future, including: "For gamers it be about ambition, the problem and generally it be a pair of uncommon atmosphere. We now appreciate viewed it earlier than many instances.
"Groups appreciate received the Champions League and the player will switch on. That's the character of it. For me, I will completely effort about conserving bettering him as a player, conserving him focused and letting all the things else be taken care of."