I know, I know. The World Cup is on and Leicester City players are already making a mark on the tournament, but the transfer window goes on regardless! I’ll try to keep it brief.
According to the Mirror, Jonny Evans isn't the end of defensive recruitment this summer, and we’re interested in the giant Georgian.
There’s no doubting he’s a fascinating player; an incredible talent and still only 26 years old, but is having essentially rebuild his career thanks to a serious illness. This is only a rumour though, and several other Premier League teams, including Arsenal, are involved.
A scouting report of the Egyptian international in the Independent suggests that Leicester City, along with Everton and Burnley are monitoring the winger this summer.
The Leicester Mercury has reported that a Turkish TV believe Galatasaray have a deal in place to take Musa, who appeared yesterday in Nigeria’s loss to Croatia, on loan next season.
Despite the World Cup, it’s been a heavy week of Maddison rumours. The Mirror have said that Norwich are keen to sell this summer, and that West Ham and Fulham have joined Leicester and Everton in the hunt for the young play maker. Meanwhile The Sun believe Tottenham Hotspur are also in on the chase.
Nonetheless, the Leicester Mercury still believe the Foxes are in the lead for the Coventry born 21 year old. This morning there’s been another exciting update as John Percy says we’ve made the first bid. The Sun this morning have a conflicting report that Southampton have had a bid accepted, but (and this honestly isn't just blind optimism), percy is usually spot on for all midlands transfers.
#lcfc have made a bid of around £20m for Norwich’s James Maddison. Everton and Southampton also v keen but Leicester have made the first serious move... #ncfc #otbc— John Percy (@JPercyTelegraph) June 17, 2018
In the same article as above, the Sun claim Spurs have made a £15m bid for Grealish. That’s nothing like the £40m range others have suggested, but the Birmingham Mail have reported that the north London club are the current favourites to land him.
If Sky Sports Italia (unsurprisingly its in Italian) are correct, then we have actually made a real genuine bid for a player this week, offering £13m for the Juventus midfielder. It doesn't seem like a worthwhile deal for a fringe player, who doesn't appear to offer anything along Ndidi that Iborra, Silva, James or King don't already, but still, genuine news rather than gossip is always better.