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Report: Liverpool Target Youri Tielemans Turns Down Latest Contract Offer At Leicester City

According to reports, Leicester City midfielder Youri Tielemans who has been linked with a move to Liverpool has turned down the latest contract offer at the club.

The Belgian international's current contract runs until June 2023 and the latest news will come as a blow to the Midlands club who know that a lot of clubs around Europe will be interested in their player.

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Tielemans Declines New Offer

The website 90min.com report that Tielemans has once again said no to a new deal at the King Power stadium. 

It's reported that the 24 year old believes he should be playing regular Champions League football which Leicester have narrowly missed out on during the last two seasons.

The report goes on to say that Manchester United, Chelsea, Liverpool, Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid and Bayern Munich are all interested in the player.

Liverpool were were previously reported to be interested in the player in the summer as a potential replacement for the exiting Gini Wijnaldum.

Rodgers Heaps Praise on Tielemans

Speaking to the media ahead of the Europa League clash with Spartak Moscow, Rodgers was full of praise for his Belgian star, but admitted there was little he could do on the contract front.

"There will obviously be talks with the club in terms of his contract but I continue to work with him and help him improve as a player." 

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"That’s my only focus."

"He is an outstanding player, one of Europe’s top midfielders. He is integral to our game and a joy to work with, a super professional. A young player with that focus is great to see."

LFCTR Verdict

A transfer to Liverpool is not out of the question but the club would need to do their due diligence on whether he could keep up with the physical demands placed on his players by Jurgen Klopp.

There is no doubting the players quality. Tielemans is a good passer and can score outstanding goals.

If he doesn't continue at Leicester and transfers to a Premier League club then it's likely to take a hefty transfer fee to secure the move.


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