Following their narrow miss on Champions League qualification after their 2-0 loss to Manchester United, Leicester City and their players will now turn to the future.
While some, like Jamie Vardy, are likely to stay due to either their contract situation or age, others, such as James Maddison, might find themselves with offers allowing them to play the elite European competition.
Distraught at his team’s result on Sunday, the 23-year-old may very well stay at the King Power Stadium, but if he doesn’t, the Foxes will turn their attention to Girondins de Bordeaux’s Yacine Adli, who is also of interest to West Ham.
The news come from the social media account for TopGirondins, a radio show on Aquitaine Radio Live, who claim Leicester ‘are preparing an offer of around €14m’ for the former Paris Saint-Germain youngster, who is ‘very well placed on their shortlist’.
Leicester s'intéresse de très près à Yacine Adli en cas de départ de leur 10, James Maddison.
Les Foxes préparent une offre d'environ 14 millions d'euros. Adli est très bien placé sur la short-list des anglais. West Ham aussi le surveille assidûment. pic.twitter.com/PsqlohH7LL
— Top Girondins (@TopGirondins) July 26, 2020
As for the Hammers, who will officially be in the Premier League next season after David Moyes helped keep them up, they are said to be following him ‘diligently’.
Adli, who arrived from the Ligue 1 champions in a £5m transfer last summer, has impressed in his first season with Bordeaux, scoring three goals and assisting another three from midfielder in 25 appearances.