Arsenal 'ready to accept' proposal for wantaway star as Youri Tielemans transfer deadline set
All the latest Arsenal transfer news and rumours brought to you by football.londonThe Gunners looked streets ahead of Premier League rivals Chelsea and Everton during their tour of America and will be hoping to carry their fine form into the new season. Kieran Tierney, Emile Smith Rowe, Takehiro Tomiyasu and Fabio Vieira are all close to returning to the matchday squad after struggling for minutes in pre-season.
Good morning, City fans! Here are your latest Leicester City headlines ahead of today's game against Arsenal. © George Wood/Getty Images Tielemans is a target for Arsenal
Leicester City complete first summer transfer
Leicester City have confirmed the signing of goalkeeper Alex Smithies.
The 32 year-old has signed a two-year deal at the King Power Stadium and arrives on a free transfer having left Cardiff City over the summer. He joins Leicester after a short spell on trial with Premier League rivals AFC Bournemouth.
Smithies, who has also played for Huddersfield Town and Queens Park Rangers, arrives at Leicester as a third-choice goalkeeper behind Danny Ward and Daniel Iversen. He has never played in the Premier League but has made over 460 senior career appearances - most of them in the Championship.
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Alex Smithies makes Leicester City vow as free transfer confirmed
New Leicester City goalkeeper Alex Smithies has vowed to push Danny Ward and Daniel Iversen "as far as I can" in his new role.
The 32-year-old has joined City on a two-year deal, becoming the club's first senior signing of the summer, and will be Brendan Rodgers' third choice behind both Ward and Iversen.
Smithies has acknowledged his role going forward, while vowing to "push the lads as far as I can" in his new role. It is not something Smithies is used to, having spent most of his career as a first-choice option in the Championship with Cardiff City and Huddersfield Town.
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Boubakary Soumare on course for exit as Brendan Rodgers gives Jannik Vestergaard transfer latest
Edu handed important Youri Tielemans Arsenal transfer push amid PSG's bargain £12.5m deal
Paris Saint-Germain's capture of Renato Sanches gives Arsenal an added push to sign Youri Tielemans as alternatives run thin The north London side had been linked to Renato Sanches before the opening of the summer transfer window with French news outlet Jeunes Footeux reporting that the Portuguese international has emerged as the priority signing for Mikel Arteta in the summer.
There is a “big possibility” that Boubakary Soumare will leave Leicester City soon with the midfielder a target for Monaco.
Soumare only arrived at the King Power Stadium a year ago, in a £17 million move from Lille, but has struggled to establish himself as a trusted member of the squad and his game-time dwindled in the second half of last season. Now, he is on course to exit the club.
Monaco are keen to strengthen their midfield ranks after Aurelien Tchouameni joined Real Madrid this summer and have eyed Soumare as a potential signing. Reports in France say a deal could go through for around the same fee City signed him.
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Youri Tielemans to prove point at Arsenal with 'not ideal' Leicester City outcome possible
Youri Tielemans will be looking to prove a point on Saturday afternoon when he takes on the club he could soon be representing.
The Leicester City midfielder has been heavily linked with a move to Arsenal this summer, but while there is no offer on the table, a transfer cannot go ahead. As such, the Belgian will be wearing blue at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday, Brendan Rodgers in no doubt he will be ready to play amid the speculation.
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Jamie Vardy, once a target for the Gunners, has been a thorn in their side ever since and Rodgers will be hoping for the same from Tielemans. The manager has said he will, as usual, be looking to make his mark on the game.
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Latest Leicester City transfer news from LeicestershireLive as Chelsea have reportedly ended their interest in signing Wesley Fofana this summer Their latest bid of £60 million, plus a further £10m in unrealistic add-ons, was immediately rejected by City. Manager Brendan Rodgers confirmed as much after his side beat Stockport County on penalties.