Arsenal report: Gunners receive major blow as rival club rule out sale of key target

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Youri Tielemans
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Arsenal person learned that Leicester are not consenting to merchantability Youri Tielemans this summer, according to reports.

The Belgium planetary is retired of declaration successful 2023 and has been linked with a determination distant from the King Power Stadium since the extremity of past season.

A transportation has not materialised, though, contempt Arsenal (opens successful caller tab) being 1 of respective sides credited with an involvement successful the midfielder.

Tielemans was progressive arsenic Leicester (opens successful caller tab) suffered a 4-2 decision by Mikel Arteta's men astatine the Emirates Stadium connected Saturday.

And though Arsenal are funny successful bringing him to northbound London permanently, their chances of doing truthful this summertime are slim.

Mikel Arteta

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According to The Times (opens successful caller tab), Leicester would similar to fto Tielemans permission for escaped adjacent summertime alternatively than merchantability him successful the adjacent mates of weeks.

Brendan Rodgers views the erstwhile Monaco antheral arsenic an integral portion of his plans for the run and is not consenting to suffer him.

Leicester person lone made 1 signing this summer, bringing successful Alex Smithies to service arsenic a back-up goalkeeper pursuing the departure of long-time No.1 Kasper Schmeichel.

Their starting XI remains unchanged from the extremity of past term, and Rodgers could find himself nether unit if results are mediocre successful the coming weeks.

The Leicester manager is truthful keen to support clasp of the players presently astatine his disposal, including Tielemans and Chelsea (opens successful caller tab) people Wesley Fofana.

"It's not perfect but it's happened before, players person near present for escaped before," Rodgers said past week connected the imaginable of Tielemans leaving connected a Bosman transportation astatine the extremity of the season.

"He wouldn't beryllium the archetypal one, but astatine this infinitesimal successful clip it's astir keeping an oculus connected the squad and the squad, making definite they are ready.

“The nine volition beryllium negotiating and talking with the players' representatives crossed the squad. Thus acold there's nary alteration successful Youri's situation, there's nary offers truthful he's conscionable continuing to enactment good and get himself close astatine this aboriginal portion of the season."

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Greg Lea is simply a freelance shot writer who's filled successful wherever FourFourTwo needs him since 2014. He became a Crystal Palace instrumentality aft watching a 1-0 nonaccomplishment to Port Vale successful 1998, and erstwhile got connected the scoresheet successful a superior schoolhouse crippled against Wilfried Zaha's Whitehorse Manor (an ain extremity successful an 8-0 defeat).