The big race for Leicester City youngster Sidnei Tavares is now detailed by Portuguese outlet Notícias ao Minuto.

As the 19-year-old’s deal with the Foxes expires in the summer, the report claims there are many sides who’ve been looking to sign him for free.

Newcastle United are pointed out as one of the clubs who’d like to keep him in England, and they should have competition from Benfica, Sporting, Almeria, Sevilla and Nice.

The Lions, however, are the side who seem to be leading this race, as they’re the one who already made the player an offer to move to Lisbon.

Notícias ao Minuto points out that Leicester City continue trying to keep the midfielder, and insist on finding a deal on a new contract. That possibility, however, is considered to be unlikely.

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Sidnei Tavares is said to be unsatisfied with his situation at the Foxes, since he can’t get enough playing time at the club. The report says he hasn’t made his debut so far, even though he did, in a Europa League clash against Slavia Praga.

The website also recalls an interview Tavares gave them in September 2020, when he already claimed he’d like to have his first minutes for Brendan Rodgers’ side.

“Last season I was with the first team already. In fact, I was the youngest. Everyone was between 20 and 30, and I was 17. I expected it, but I liked playing for the first team, picking up the pace. I have already proven that I can play for the first team, I’m prepared to go to the next level.”

For now, there are no further details on how good Newcastle United’s offer would be, or how interested Tavares would be in making a move to the Magpies.