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There’s been no turning down – Rodgers on Tielemans’ extension offer

Sun 24 October 2021 | 10:46

Leicester boss claims Youri Tielemans is yet to make a decision on the club’s recent offer.

Youri Tielemans

, who has still two years left on his contract with

Leicester City

, has attracted the attention of many European giants such as Manchester United, Chelsea, Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid and Bayern Munich.

90min

reports that Leicester have been trying to persuade the highly sought-after midfielder to sign a new deal with the Foxes, however, the rumors indicate that the 24-year-old has rejected the club’s offer.

Leicester coach

Brendan Rodgers

, however, dismisses the rumors regarding Tielemans’ refusal to extend his stay at King Power Stadium, claiming that ‘there's been no turning down’.

"There's reports, but there's been no turning down,'

Rodgers said.

"I think there's just dialogue between the club and Youri's people. I think the club are waiting to hear back. But that's something that's out of my control. What I can control is his mentality, his commitment to the team, and you cannot question that."

He added:

"My role is to improve him as a player, to ensure he's focused and his commitment is on his performance and the team.

"I don't think you can argue against that. He's not lost any focus whatsoever. He's a really gifted young player. I love working with him.

"'I understand the nature of the game. If his commitment and focus changes, then it becomes an issue. But I don't see that with Youri at all. He's just so professional. He's a really respectful young guy.

'His representatives have a job in terms of trying to do the best they can for him. I try to concentrate on the football side and give him my best."


source: SportMob

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