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Leicester City set to share plans for new 40,000-seater stadium developments

Leicester City have announced via their official website that they will publicise their initial plans for the expansion of the King Power Stadium. The King Power Stadium currently holds just over 32,000 seats, which is the 20th-largest stadium in the country and the 13th-biggest in the Premier League. Before the COVID-19 pandemic, Leicester were receiving near sell-out crowds, filling approximately 98% of their capacity on average. The plans will expand the King Power to 40,000 seats There is clear potential for growth, especially given their impressive recent performances on the pitch. In the last six years, the Foxes have won a Premier League title, an FA Cup and have qualified for Europe three times. As a result, they are looking to expand their home ground to 40,000 to make more money ...

Leicester City set to share plans for new 40,000-seater stadium developments

Leicester City have announced via their official website that they will publicise their initial plans for the expansion of the King Power Stadium. The King Power Stadium currently holds just over 32,000 seats, which is the 20th-largest stadium in the country and the 13th-biggest in the Premier League. Before the COVID-19 pandemic, Leicester were receiving near sell-out crowds, filling approximately 98% of their capacity on average. The plans will expand the King Power to 40,000 seats There is clear potential for growth, especially given their impressive recent performances on the pitch. In the last six years, the Foxes have won a Premier League title, an FA Cup and have qualified for Europe three times. As a result, they are looking to expand their home ground to 40,000 to make more money ...

Report: Leicester now want to sign £12m winger who wants Premier League move this summer

Leicester City are interested in signing Croatian winger Josip Brekalo this summer, according to The Sunday Mirror. The 23-year-old impressed for Croatia during the European Championships, making three appearances at the tournament. The Foxes have now registered an interest in the player who would cost around £12 million. Brekalo is a versatile attacking midfielder who is also capable of playing as a false nine if required. Real Sociedad and Lyon have registered an interest in the winger, but he prefers a move to the Premier League. Brekalo was linked with Arsenal and Liverpool earlier this year. Neither club have followed up their interest, and Leicester can snap him up on a bargain deal. He has a contract with Wolfsburg until 2023 but has made it clear that he wants to leave this summer....

Southampton and Burnley want to sign £20m star with 79 Premier League appearances – report

Leicester City, Southampton and Burnley are among the clubs interested in signing Arsenal midfielder Ainsley Maitland-Niles this summer, BBC Sport reporter Simon Stone claims. The 23-year-old spent the second half of last season on loan with West Bromwich Albion, having struggled to secure regular minutes under manager Mikel Arteta. With two years left on his contract, the Gunners appear open to sanctioning his sale as they look to recoup funds for potential new signings this summer. The Foxes and Saints were keen on signing Maitland-Niles on loan in January. They are back in the running to sign alongside Sean Dyche’s Burnley. Sportslens view: Maitland-Niles is a central midfielder by trade, but he has played nearly 90 per cent of his games for the Gunners in the full-back/wing-back positi...

Report: Arsenal have come up with an exciting transfer plan to sign £50m ‘key target’

Arsenal are giving the early impression that they are the real deal in the summer transfer window so far. The north London club have already agreed to sign Ben White from Brighton, while have completed the signing of Albert Sambi Lokonga. Mikel Arteta reportedly wants to add more creativity to the Arsenal midfield, and the Gunners have earmarked James Maddison as a perfect fit for that role. Arsenal have been linked with a host of midfielders this summer already, which shows where the priorities lie for the Gunners boss. According to reports from the Daily Mail, Maddison has emerged as a ‘key target’ for the Gunners this summer, with the north London club keen to sign a new no 10. The report clam that Leicester are unwilling to let the prized asset leave, and would need to receive a b...

Leeds and West Ham want to sign 25-yr-old with 18 goal contributions last season

West Bromwich Albion star Metheus Pereira has been linked with a move away from the Baggies after their relegation to the Championship. According to the Express, Leeds United, Leicester City and West Ham United are interested in signing the midfielder this summer. Apparently, the Foxes are leading the chase for the 25-year-old right now. The report further states that West Ham will only move for the 25-year-old midfielder if they fail to sign Jesse Lingard on a permanent deal from Manchester United. The midfielder is thought to be valued at around £30 million. West Brom paid £8.2 million for the player last summer and they will be hoping to make a considerable profit on him after an impressive season in the Premier League. Despite West Brom’s relegation to the Championship, the 25-yea...

‘Wow’, ‘Absolute steal’: Some Leicester City fans react to exciting transfer update

A section of Leicester City fans have reacted positively to the anticipated arrival of defender Ozan Kabak from Schalke. The Turkey international spent the second half of last season on loan with Liverpool, and he made a good impression. He had a horrendous debut against the Foxes but sorted himself and played his part in the club’s strong finish to the campaign. Despite this, the Reds decided against triggering a buy option worth £18 million and ended up signing RB Leipzig’s Ibrahima Konate. The Foxes are now on the cusp of landing the 21-year-old for just £8m, and the news has been received positively by some fans. Twitter reactions: Ozan #Kabak, an absolute steal for £8m Another quality centre back who will only improve under Kolo #Toure & #Brendan.Hope there are no hitche...

‘Heavily linked’ – The Athletic reveal Arsenal transfer stance on £110k-per-week star

Arsenal have been heavily linked with a move for Leicester City’s attacking midfielder James Maddison this summer. The Gunners are looking to bolster their midfield, with Mikel Arteta planning to add more creativity in the middle of the park. According to reports from The Athletic, Maddison is being well appreciated by his admirers at the Emirates, but the Gunners are not actively pursuing a deal at present. The 24-year-old has established himself as one of the finest attacking midfielders in the country since joining the Foxes from Norwich City. He has progressed immensely under Brendan Rodgers, and Arsenal will have to pay over £60 million if they are serious about landing him. Maddison has three years left on a £110,000-a-week deal. Manchester United are among a host of top Eu...

Leicester City interested in signing 21-year-old centre-back from Mexican heavyweights – report

Leicester City are weighing up an approach to sign Club America centre-back Sebastian Caceres this summer, Football Insider reports. The Midlands outfit have already made quality signings in Patson Daka and Boubakary Soumare, and are expected to confirm the free transfer of Ryan Bertrand. They now appear to be focusing on the central defence, and have their sights on landing Caceres, who could be available for around £20 million. Sportslens view: The Foxes currently have Jonny Evans, Caglar Soyuncu and Wesley Fofana as the senior centre-back options alongside the out-of-favour Filip Benkovic. Benkovic has yet to make his competitive debut for the Foxes, and has been out on loan with four different clubs. He appears likely to be sold this summer. Brendan Rodgers could stick with a back...

24-yr-old linked with Arsenal move, Gary Lineker reckons it would be a ‘backward step’

Arsenal fans are thought to be keen on a move for the Leicester City playmaker James Madison this summer, according to a report from Football London. The 24-year-old attacking midfielder is one of the most exciting English talents in the Premier League and he could prove to be a sensational signing for the Gunners in the long run. Arsenal could definitely use an attacking midfielder like him next season especially after the kind of impact Martin Odegaard had during his loan spell last year. The Norwegian was on loan at the London club during the second half of the season and the Gunners improved a lot in the final third with a creator like him. Maddison scored 11 goals and picked up 10 assists across all competitions for the Foxes last year and he helped them win the FA Cup as well. There ...

Leicester City ‘most interested’ in signing £240,000-a-week attacker with 64 international caps – report

Leicester City are ‘most interested’ in signing Barcelona playmaker Philippe Coutinho during this summer’s transfer window, Spanish publication Sport reports. The Foxes missed out on the Champions League for a second season running last term after a disappointing 4-2 defeat to Tottenham Hotspur on the final matchday. Despite this, there has been good progress made, and the club have already shown transfer ambition with the signings of Patson Daka and Boubakary Soumare. They have regularly been linked with Coutinho’s services over the past few months, and it is now reported that they are ‘most interested’ in landing the Brazil international. A permanent transfer does not appear on the cards. A loan deal would be dependent on whether Coutinho accepts a significant pay cut on his £240,00...

‘Form is temporary but class is permanent’ – PL ace hails Tottenham star’s England display

England captain Harry Kane produced an outstanding display against Ukraine to guide his country to the semi-finals of the European Championships yesterday. The Tottenham Hotspur star scored a brace and the fans will be delighted to see their star player picking up form at the right time. Kane struggled to get on the score sheet during the group stages but he has done well in the knockout rounds so far. The 27-year-old scored a vital goal against Germany and his brace against Ukraine will have given him immense confidence ahead of the semi-final clash against Denmark. Premier League star James Madison has hailed the England international’s display against Ukraine and he sent out a post on social media claiming that the England striker is the best centre forward in world football and that fo...