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Leicester City interested in signing £36m West Ham United target with 18 goal contributions

Leicester City are among the clubs interested in landing the signature of out-of-favour Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham this summer, reputed journalist Fabrizio Romano claims. The England international is the Blues’ top scorer with 12 goals this term, but he has barely played since Thomas Tuchel took charge as the manager in January. He has not featured in any competition over the past two months and was left out of the squad for the club’s FA Cup semi-final triumph over Manchester City today. West Ham United are reportedly keeping tabs on the 23-year-old, and Romano claims that the Foxes are also in the running to secure his services. Leicester are among the clubs interested in signing Tammy Abraham. He’s one of the targets for #LCFC if Chelsea will open to sell him in the summer – Tammy is...

Why talented midfielder should stay at Leicester City this summer

With just over two months remaining on his contract, Leicester City face a race against time to retain the services of midfielder Sidnei Tavares. The 19-year-old recently made his senior debut for the club, coming off the bench in the Europa League tie against Slavia Prague. He has since featured in Premier League games against Burnley and Brighton & Hove Albion, highlighting that manager Brendan Rodgers is willing to give him first-team opportunities. There has been talk that Tavares could leave Leicester this summer, with Benfica, Sporting Lisbon, Almeria, Sevilla and Nice amongst the clubs credited with an interest in the youngster. Leicester have been negotiating with Tavares’ representatives, and Rodgers has admitted that he is keen to see him stay with the club. “I think we provi...

Brendan Rodgers comments on Leicester City’s rule-breaking trio

“We dealt with it last week when they trained separately,” Rodgers explained, as quoted by the Leicester Mercury.  “We had a meeting at the beginning of this week. We accepted their apology. They were sincere – they knew they made a mistake. “They knew they overstepped the mark. What I know is that in the working of our team, they gave that apology to me and the rest of their teammates. “We all make mistakes. They were punished for it. We have to move on. We suffered for it – they suffered for it. “It’s a really exciting period, and they are available. They know they have to focus for the rest of the season.” SL View – Did Leicester handle the situation correctly? Leicester should certainly be commended for their stern treatment of Maddison, Perez and Choudhury last week. While t...

West Ham United favourites to sign 20-goal striker, Leicester City have second thoughts

West Ham United are considered front-runners to sign Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard, with Leicester City having second thoughts over a summer move, Football Insider reports. Edouard has had another good season with the Hoops, registering 20 goals and six assists from 35 appearances across all competitions. His current deal expires in less than 14 months, and he has reportedly made it clear that he won’t be signing an extension with the club. The Foxes and Hammers have been heavily linked with his services, but the former are said to have second thoughts over signing him this summer. The Midlands outfit have recently seen Kelechi Iheanacho hit top form leading the line, which contributed to him signing a fresh long-term deal. His glowing form has led the Foxes to reconsider a move for Edoua...

Tottenham pair ruled out, Hammers duo on sidelines, Arsenal star unlikely to figure

The 2020/21 Premier League season is heading into the final few weeks, and there are some eye-catching fixtures taking place this weekend. The action gets underway on Friday evening as Everton go head-to-head with Tottenham Hotspur at Goodison Park. Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Yerry Mina, Fabian Delph and Bernard miss out for the home side, while Matt Doherty and Ben Davies remain on the sidelines for Spurs. West Ham United visit Newcastle United in the early game on Saturday aiming to boost their hopes of a top-four finish. Declan Rice and Michail Antonio are still injured, but the Hammers will be confident of continuing their recent good form. There is one other game on Saturday, with Wolverhampton Wanderers facing Sheffield United at Molineux. Arsenal will turn their attentions back to domes...

Hammers reportedly favourites in the race for Frenchman ahead of Arsenal & Rodgers

According to Football Insider, West Ham United have emerged as favourites to bring Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard to the Premier League this summer. The 23-year-old is also on the radar of Arsenal, Leicester City and Crystal Palace, but the Hammers have laid the groundwork for a deal and have made significant progress in his pursuit behind the scenes in recent days. West Ham are looking to wrap up a deal before the summer transfer window opens, and it will be interesting to see how things go in the coming weeks. Celtic demanded £40 million from suitors for Edouard last summer following an impressive campaign that saw him bag 22 goals in 27 Scottish Premiership games before the campaign ended abruptly due to the pandemic. However, the financial hardship that the coronavirus has put clubs in...

West Brom thrash Southampton to boost survival hopes

West Bromwich Albion improved their slender hopes of avoiding relegation from the Premier League as they survived VAR controversy to beat Southampton 3-0 on Monday. Sam Allardyce’s side saw Mbaye Diagne’s goal questionably ruled out by VAR early in the first half at the Hawthorns. But they recovered from that blow to sweep into a two-goal lead by half-time thanks to Matheus Pereira’s penalty and a Matt Phillips strike. Callum Robinson sealed West Brom’s second successive win after the interval as the Baggies built on their stunning 5-2 victory at Chelsea. Second bottom Albion move within eight points of fourth bottom Newcastle with seven games left. The Baggies have scored eight goals in their last two games, two more than they had netted in their previous 11 combined, but their unexpected...

Everton linked with highly talented French youngster, Leicester keen as well

Everton and Leicester City have been linked with the highly talented French youngster Ismael Doukoure. The 17-year-old has made quite a name for himself with Valenciennes in Ligue 2 and he could be on the move this summer. According to La Voix des Sports (translated by Sportwitness), the likes of Barcelona, Juventus, Borussia Monchengladbach, Arsenal, Leicester and Everton are keen on the youngster. The report further states that the French outfit could agree to sell the young defender for a fee of around €6-8 million this summer because of financial pressure. Clubs have been badly hit by the Covid-19 crisis and a few sales could help them cope with the losses. Everton and Leicester are certainly financially capable of spending that kind of money on the 17-year-old defensive talent and it ...

Seven changes for City, forward axed completely, Leeds keep it simple

The 31st round of fixtures in the Premier League features some important matches at both ends of the EPL table. We’ll update this story with reports, results, highlights and the latest Premier League standings throughout the weekend. The action got underway last night, with Wolverhampton Wanderers securing a 1-0 victory at Fulham – Adama Traore bagged the winner in stoppage time. Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has made seven changes to his starting XI for their home game against Leeds United. Ruben Dias and Kevin de Bruyne are amongst the players who drop down to the bench, while Sergio Aguero misses out completely. The lads to face Leeds! 💪 XI | Ederson, Cancelo, Stones, Ake, Mendy, Fernandinho (C), Zinchenko, Bernardo, Torres, Sterling, Jesus SUBS | Steffen, Walker, Dias, ...

Leicester City will attempt to sign £28.8m Bundesliga attacker, if they make the top four

Leicester City could make an approach to sign Borussia Monchengladbach attacker Thorgan Hazard if they make the top four this season, Eurosport claims. The Foxes have had another fine Premier League campaign, and they are presently third in the standings, five points ahead of fifth-placed Chelsea. The Midlands outfit missed out on Champions League football on the final day of last season, but they will be hoping to avoid a similar repeat this term. It is now reported that Hazard is a potential summer target for Brendan Rodgers’ side, though there has not been any contact with Monchengladbach. It is added that the Foxes could make a move for his signature if they can secure a Champions League berth for the first time in five seasons. Sportslens view: The Foxes have been on the up under Rodg...

Leicester City interested in £30m-rated star, Brendan Rodgers is a big admirer

Leicester City are monitoring Liverpool midfielder Naby Keita ahead of a possible move for his services this summer, Football Insider reports. The Guinea international is presently in his third season with the Reds, but he has yet to establish himself as a regular starter. Injuries have hampered his progress in recent years, and the same has been the case this term, missing more than 20 games in all competitions. He has been fit since mid-February, but manager Jurgen Klopp has hardly played him with just 142 minutes across seven matches. Keita was an unused substitute in the recent 3-0 league win at Arsenal, where James Milner got the nod over him after Georginio Wijnaldum was rested. It is now reported that the Foxes boss Brendan Rodgers is a big admirer of Keita, and the Midlands outfit ...

Manchester City close in on Premier League title with Leicester win

Manchester City took another significant step towards the Premier League title with a 2-0 victory at Leicester City. The visitors dominated from the off and thought they were ahead on five minutes. Fernandinho rifled a 35-yard strike into the bottom corner, but Sergio Aguero – who was appearing for the first time since his impending summer departure from City was announced – was deemed to be offside. Kevin de Bruyne then hit the crossbar with a stunning free kick before Leicester’s best moment saw Jamie Vardy’s strike ruled out for offside on the stroke of half time. The pattern of Man City dominance continued after the break and they deservedly took the lead on 58 minutes when Benjamin Mendy showed great composure to cut inside and place a low shot into the far corner. Gabriel Jesus made ...