Leicester City know Youri Tielemans has no plans to extend his contract, and they’re now willing to sell him for £25m, according to reports.
Earlier this week, we covered reports that Arsenal are willing to be patient with Youri Tielemans, potentially even waiting to sign him on a free transfer this summer.
The Gunners were reportedly put off by Leicester City’s £32m valuation of the midfielder with one year on his deal, and they believe they can bring down the price as time goes on.
Now, the Evening Standard report that Leicester are aware Tielemans has no plans to sign an extension with them, taking away one of their bargaining tools.
As a result, the club are reluctantly open to approving Tielemans’ departure for a fee of around £25m.
The Daily Mail confirm that Leicester are willing to sell the midfielder, as they need to raise funds for any incoming business for Brendan Rodgers’ side.
Reports have consistently suggested that Leicester are expecting a bid for Tielemans before the end of the window, but it seems Arsenal are ready to play hardball.
In the meantime, the Gunners have to play against Leicester at the weekend, with Tielemans likely to make the lineup for the away side at the Emirates Stadium.