Latest transfer talk, Leicester City in pool position for new faces, players also set to leave

The transfer window is still a few months away, but rumors are spread at the moment, with a number of familiar faces back in the running. We have updated our hot, cool and cold service, and as you know, we are a site with a good track record.

We were spot on with Harry Maguire and expressed our thoughts about his move long before it happened as his agent would get the deal through, but as we all know Leicester City wanted as much money as possible and so far we could say that this was a sale that at the moment looks a good deal looking at it with Leicester City eyes.

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There are a few new names in the hat, allready being talked about, but as we all know Leicester City are seldom alone in the chase. Lille forward Victor Osimhen is back on the list of possible targets. so is Serhou Guirassy. Gurassy a 23 year old forward has just joined Amiens from Köln, but money talks and the player that only cost £5million could be leaving for a few close to £20million.

Trabzonspor midfielder Kerem Baykus is a name also mentioned. The Turkish club could be ready to cash in on a player that could be seen as a possible target for Leicester City, but it looks as a potential “for the future” man, and not one to go straight into the first eleven.

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Bolton Wanderers wonderkid Ronan Darcy is a name seen in the newspapers, but he is hardly a player for a first team job not at the moment, but a club with financial troubles could probably be interested to sell for a fee of £5 to £7million.

Nathan Ake and James Tarkowski are two players that could be chased, and they are both mentioned as possible targets again this January. With the relation between Caglar Soyuncu and Jonny Evans starting to gel, it looks strange to see those names linked, but you never now.

Wes Morgan was given a few minutes v. Burnley, but his presence looks to be ebbing out in the summer with his current contract running out. Nottingham Forest and Derby County could both be interested in a move probably, but so far no talk is seen.

Ben Chilwell is said to be attracting attention from Frank Lampard and Chelsea, but few believe that the England international will leave Leicester City in January, even if a fee of around £65million is tabled. That is a lot of money and with Christian Fuchs still an available choice, could be tempted to let the move happen.

James Maddison is constantly linked with Tottenham and Manchester United, but with those two teams falling in the table from last season a move looks totally out of the picture, would be very strange if that move will happen.

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Filip Benkovic and Nampalys Mendy looks to be a bit down the pecking order and both players could at least be seeing a loan move happen. Celtic is said to be eager to bring Benkovic back and Mendy does have a number of options, with French club Nice in the picture.

Daniel Amartey hoped for a move to happen in the summer with both Sheffield United and Fulham very interested. Fulham could come back in January with an offer and hopefully seal a loan deal for the Ghana international.

Islam Slimani could be close to a permanent move to Monaco with a fee of £10million enough to secure his services.

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In both camps, Southampton

Picture:  Steve Moran

Leicester City will take on Southampton away at St. Mary’s Stadium this afternoon. Going back you will find a lot of players with a life in both camps. Some of the real heroes under Jimmy Bloomfield in the 70’s, experienced something of a fantastic highlight late in their careers and in their 30’s. Dennis Rofe, Peter Shilton and Frank Worthington were all part of Lawrie McMenemy’s squad in that remarkable 1983/84 season.

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Steve Moran was also a player at Southampton during that season, partnering Frank Worthington up-front, and later making the switch to Leicester City a few years later being under the wings of Gordon Milne.

Peter Rodrigues, who was in the Leicester City team when they reached the 1969 FA Cup final, but sadly had to see a defeat against Manchester City, but was seven years later in 1976 captaining Southampton to the title, coming back to collect the medal he missed, but to our knowledge the only Leicester City finalist to have a FA Cup winners medal in his pocket as well.

Goalkeeper Ian Andrews, another Leicester City hero of the 80’s, had a short spell at Southampton after his time at Celtic, playing just 10 games before moving to Bournemouth. Trevor Hebberd was a long term servant at The Dell, and had a short loan spell with Leicester City.

Southampton 1979 League Cup finalist Tony Sealy, made a move to Leicester City later in his career playing 39 league games from 1985 to 1987. Sealy a winger scored 7 goals and was a bit of fans favorite during his days entertaining at Filbert Street.

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Micky Adams played a number of seasons at The Dell, being there from 1988 to 1994. The former Leicester City manager probably had his best years in football during his days at Southampton, playing 144 league games for The Saints.

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David Speedie and Dennis Wise, both travellers in football, had short spells at Leicester City and Southampton. Tim Flowers made his breakthrough as a goalkeeper with Southampton and later playing for Leicester City, winning the League Cup in 2000.

Matt Mills started his career at Southampton, playing only four games before joining Manchester City. He later joined Leicester City from Reading, spending a couple of seasons at the club, 2011/2012.

Dany N’Guessan joined Southampton on loan from Leicester City during his days, playing just a handful of games before returning.

A list of players in both camps,

  • Goalkeepers
    • Peter Shilton
    • Ian Andrews
    • Tim Flowers
  •  Defenders
    • Peter Rodrigues
    • Dennis Rofe
    • Matt Mills
    • David Webb
    • Tony Knapp
  • Midfield
    • Trevor Hebberd
    • Tony Sealy
    • Dennis Wise
  • Forwards
    • Frank Worthington
    • Steve Moran
    • Dany N’Guessan
    • David Speedie

In Both Camps; Burnley

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Chris Wood is one of our former foxes and of course a among the favorites at Turf Moor with a previous life the The Clarets.

Danny Drinkwater is another player that has made a move to Burnley this season, joining on loan from Chelsea. Ben Mee is a third who is currently at Burnley and has been in both camps, playing for Leicester City as far back as in the 2010/11 season.

Michael Keane who spent time on loan at Leicester City being the partner of Wes Morgan in most of the 2012/13 season, later had a good time at Turf Moor and from there joined Everton in a big money fee transfer. Leicester City loaned Keane from Manchester United who let the talented defender leave.

Going back a number of years you find Andy Lochhead who was a forward at Burnley and Leicester in the 60’s. A tall forward who could score goals. Steve Thompson, a midfielder, playing during the 90’s at Leicester City and Burnley and of course not forgetting Ade Akinbiyi, the forward who had a bit of a troubled stay at Leicester City, but at Turf Moor he did well and even returning for a 2nd spell.

Leicester City and Burnley are also clubs of former Iceland international Joey Gudjonsson. We also have Frank Sinclair who had a great time at both clubs, and always gave it all during a very long career. Frank joined Burnley from Leicester in 2004 and added up a total of 256 league games for both clubs.

Few might remember Winston White from his days at Leicester City, being ironically one of the first black players to appear in a first team at the club. White spent his early days in football at Leicester City and had a spell at Burnley in his 30’s.

It might be a few more going later back in the archive, but as far as we have seen these are the names to count.

A list of players in both camps,

  • Goalkeepers
    • Nicky Walker
  •  Defenders
    • Ben Mee
    • Micheal Keane
    • Frank Sinclair
  • Midfield
    • Steve Thompson
    • Danny Drinkwater
    • Winston White
    • Joey Gudjonsson
    • Robbie James
    • Nathan Dyer
    • Ian G. Wilson
  • Forwards
    • Chris Wood
    • Andy Lochhead
    • Ade Akinbiyi
    • Albert Cheesebrough
    • Nathan Delfouneso

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