Rumours don’t take time off though, especially during the summer. For the Foxes, they’re coming fast enough at the moment to merit a weekly summary where we’ll try to keep you updated all the latest developments in the club’s existing transfer stories, as well as links to new players.
The Mercury have cast some doubt on this today, saying that they’ve spoken to the club, who deny having received any bids at all, though they also believe Swansea have set a £40m asking price and that Everton are expected to be interested.
Last week’s rumour was that we were considering a second bid. West Brom are hoping to deter interest by setting the price nice and high.
The left footed centre back has caught the eye of many, including Leicester, Torino and the Italian national team, with a string of impressive displays on loan at Crotone as they escaped relegation against the odds. No suggestion of how much he might cost yet.
The links to defenders keep on coming. The young Chelsea centre back spent time on loan with the Cherries, who appear to have the inside track on his signing, but Sky are reporting that other clubs, including us, are interested.
The Foxes are apparently in talks with the 18 year old Norwich City forward. He’s yet to break into their first team, but is highly thought of within the club.
Another forward who would head straight for the development squad. This one is entirely social media speculation though.
Is it last summer already? Liverpool and Chelsea are interested, but the article (in french) claims that Mahrez would prefer Arsenal. They also claim we’re holding out for €30m.
Newcastle are showing interest in Demarai Gray. He’s expressed some frustration at his playing time, but has also said lately that he’s keen to play under Shakespeare again, so I’d be surprised to see him leave for a newly promoted side.
The Telegraph had reported that we were expected to make a £25m bid, but now suggest that Manchester City are holding out to include a £35m buy back clause for the striker. West Ham United are also interested.
Another link back to France for the midfielder who failed to make an impression after his move last summer.
It’s certainly an interesting week of rumours. Would you be happy to cough up £40m for Sigurdsson? We’d be smashing our transfer record yet again.
And how about that Iheanacho deal? £25m actually feels about right for such a promising young striker in this market, especially if other Premier League teams are interested, but that buy back clause seems very low, considering Man City would surely only be interested if he stood a chance of beating Aguero or Gabriel Jesus out for playing time. Any player like that is worth much more, especially in a few years when the market will probably have inflated even further.