Desperate to sign for Bordeaux, Namplays Mendy still hasn’t received his dream move this summer, as Leicester City seem reluctant to let him leave on a loan, wanting to recoup their money instead.

Far from being as rich as their Premier League counterparts, the Ligue 1 side would ideally want the midfielder to be at the club temporarily, and can’t exactly afford to spend £13m on one player.

The same applies to most teams outside of Paris Saint-Germain, Lyon, Marseille and Monaco, meaning that interest from Saint-Etienne in the Leicester midfielder will lead to the same problem.

Le10 Sport in France claim Oscar Garcia, Les Verts’ new manager, is a big fan of the Foxes’ wantaway player, as well as Nice’s Vincent Koziello.

Nampalys Mendy, bought by Claudio Ranieri to try and ‘replace’ N’Golo Kanté, failed to have any impact at the King Power Stadium last year, making just four league appearances and spending the rest of the season either injured or on the bench.

Now back to full fitness, the 25-year-old wants to find a team where he will play regularly, but it seems Leicester are making that more difficult than it should be.

Perhaps it might be best if Leicester let him go out on loan first to recapture his old form and then try and recoup their money.