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Leicester ‘put off’ Tielemans transfer by €45m price tag

Leicester City are being ‘put off’ pursuing a permanent deal for Youri Tielemans by Monaco’s €45m valuation of the midfielder.

The Belgian international enjoyed an impressive loan spell at the Foxes in the second half of last season, scoring three goals and providing four assists after joining in January.

The 22-year-old has attracted interest from several Premier League sides, with Manchester United and Tottenham reported to have expressed an interest.

Leicester are keen on re-signing Tielemans on a permanent basis, however, according to the Telegraph, they will consider alternative targets having been discouraged by Monaco’s demands.

The French side are believed to have offered the midfielder to Manchester United, who are seeking midfield reinforcements following the departure of Ander Herrera and uncertainty surrounding the long-term future of Paul Pogba.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side are believed to hold an interest in the former Anderlecht youngster, however, the club are not currently pursuing the deal.

Tottenham were also reported to be interested as they seek to strengthen their midfield, though the North London club are said to have pulled out according to Football Insider with the Champions League finalists not prepared to meet Tielemans’ rising price tag.

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