Leicester believed it. Long among the top three in the Premier League and therefore virtually qualified for the next edition of the Champions League, the Foxes fell from above in the final sprint. Beaten by Chelsea (2-1, 37th day) then by Tottenham (4-2, 38th day), the team coached by Brendan Rodgers finally finished in fourth place. She therefore said goodbye to the C1 and will therefore play the Europa League in 2021-22.
A disillusionment for a club which showed great things before breaking down and losing big. This failure partly digested, the English leaders will be able to focus on next season. Thus, they have already sealed the sleeping places of Wes Morgan, Christian Fuchs and Matty James. Not all of them will be kept after June 30. On the arrivals side, the residents of King Power Stadium want to put their hands in their pockets to play the leading roles during the next exercise.
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Blows to do
According to the Leicester mercury, the Foxes want to get their hands on Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (27). Under contract until 2023 in Liverpool, the English midfielder, whose name has also circulated in West Ham, is struggling to find his best level. The British media add that Leicester is favored by the player. For their part, the Reds, who wish to recruit Youri Tielemans, do not close the door. An amount of € 25m has been mentioned, unless it is included in a possible deal for Tielemans.
Another player targeted by Brendan Rodgers: Philippe Coutinho (29). Currently injured, the Brazilian does not enter into the plans of Barça, who wants to get rid of his impressive salary. But the Foxes coach, who has known the player well since his time at Liverpool, is ready to revive him. Mundo Deportivo even talks about a € 20 million proposal. We are far from the 50 M € expected by the Blaugranas for the player under contract until 2023. An item purchased 120 M € (+40 bonus) in January 2018.
The Frenchies are popular
On all fronts, Leicester have also formulated a € 20m offer for Robin Gosens. The versatile Atalanta player is very popular. But his club would ask for M € according to the Gazzetta dello Sport. Finally, the Frenchies are popular with the British club. As explained on our site, Leicester is under the spell of Boubakary Soumaré (22 years old). While some media spoke a few weeks ago of a full agreement, there are still points to be settled. But the file is on track.
The case should close for around 25 M €, unless the situation turns around. Other French courted: Odsonne Edouard (23 years old). Under contract until 2022 at Celtic, that is to say for another year, the French center forward is seen as the potential successor of an aging Jamie Vardy. Its transfer is estimated at 17 M € according to the Daily Mail. Certainly attacked for its best elements, Leicester City is already one step ahead and intends to strengthen this summer!