Having entered the final six months of their contracts, players such as Leicester City’s Dennis Praet are technically allowed to negotiate a free transfer away from their club.

Whether they do this early remains entirely up to them, but there could also be a chance for the Belgian to stay at the Foxes beyond this current season.

This is what DH in Belgium allude at, using a mixture of information and quotes from Enzo Maresca to believe there is still a glimmer of a possibility that the midfielder signs a contract renewal at Leicester.

The manager said that those in Praet’s situation at the club could stay if they are happy to do so, and with the 29-year-old playing more often these last few weeks, it could be the belief he needs to feel like he can contribute at the King Power Stadium.

DH ask the question as to whether he will extend his deal, and recall that several clubs, like Trabzonspor in Turkey, are said to have ‘already made enquiries’ about a free transfer, but ‘nothing is impossible’ regarding a stay.

A lot will also depend on Maresca and Leicester, who will have to decide whether they want the Belgian around next season, perhaps with it entirely depending on whether they get promoted or not.

The Foxes looked almost guaranteed to be returning to the Premier League, but two losses in their last two games have reduced the gap with Leeds and Ipswich to just six points.