It seems Leicester City had an alternative for Adrien Silva’s transfer problem, but decided to keep the midfielder at the club.

As reported by Jornal de Notícias this weekend Galatasaray contacted the Foxes and tried to sign the player on a loan deal on the last day of the Turkish transfer window, but the Premier League side said no.

The English club would have the chance to make some money with the deal, and the player’s salary was said to be even bigger than the €4m per year he’s receiving at Leicester.

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But the Foxes want him to stay at the club, as they plan to make an appeal on FIFA’s decision of not accepting his registration and hope to have him playing soon. In case it’s denied, then Adrien will only be available in January.

Leicester didn’t want the loan because as the midfielder has already played for Sporting this season, he would have to stay at Galatasaray until the summer, as FIFA doesn’t allow players to represent three clubs in the same year.