Leicester City still have a chance to sign Anderlecht defender Kara Mbodj in the summer, according to claims in the Belgian media. Leicester City recently tabled two bids for the Senegal international, but these were rejected by the Jupiler club.
HLN have today reported Mbodji has been promised an easier move in the next transfer window, and Leicester City could sign the central defender for a reasonable fee. The Premier League champions were keen to sign Mbodji before yesterday’s deadline after tracking the player throughout the window.
However, the coach and the general manager of Anderlecht wanted to keep Mbodji at least until the end of the season, and offered the player financial bonuses for remaining at the club.
Yesterday we reported Leicester City have had two offers rejected by Anderlecht, with the last bid being in the region of €10m. The Belgian club were not prepared to sell Mbodji for this fee, and were holding out for €15m.
Crystal Palace also made a last ditch attempt to sign the player, but when it became apparent he wouldn’t be coming to England the London club turned their attention to Liverpool’s Mamadou Sakho.