Leicester City are not interested in a move for Leeds United defender Pascal Struijk, despite reports to the contrary.
That’s according to Het Laatste Nieuws, who deny the claims that Foxes want to sign the Belgian this summer.
Earlier today, we covered a report from De Telegraaf that stated Leicester, alongside Napoli, were keen on Struijk after his recent impressive performances for Leeds.
The newspaper claimed that Brendan Rodgers’ side were showing ‘interest’ in the centre back and had ‘inquired’ about his availability.
We suggested this inquiry was likely sent to his agent, but it appears things may be the other way round.
HLN cover the report from De Telegraaf and how the 21-year-old is ‘in the picture’ at Napoli and add that, according their information, the player ‘was also offered’ to Leicester.
However, the Foxes have not taken up the offer, insisting that they are ‘not looking’ for an extra centre-back this summer.
That is the complete opposite of what was claimed previously, with it seeming that it is the Leeds man, or at least those around him, pushing the move as opposed to Leicester moving for him.
In truth, this all feels like agent games, with the Napoli links also weak, given they’re strapped for cash at the minute and unlikely to be making any moves if they don’t reach the Champions League.
Perhaps the truth is that his agent is angling for a new contract after Struijk’s impressive performances this season, which means we may see more of these rumours in the coming months.