Deal close to be done, Besiktas and Leicester reaching agreement, Barcelona and Everton waiting for final calls

Rachid Ghezzal had a glorious season at Besiktas last term, and the Turkish club is eager to get a deal done as fast as possible also seeing interest from Italy and Serie A teams. Brendan Rodgers never really considered keeping the Algerian international even after such a great term.

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Ghezzal was a signing made by Claude Puel and at the time he mvoed to King Power and Leicester it looked a good deal, but difficulties and off form problems stopped the progress as the former Monaco player never managed to get things to work out at Leicester.

He has since his move to Leicester been loaned out to Fiorentina in Italy and Besiktas in Turkey and last season among their leagues best players, but again it might be the best for all parties that this deal is completed as soon as possible and close his Leicester chapter once and for all, the issue is the price to be paid and it could be that a fee of £5million could be enough to get this over the line.

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At the same time Philippe Coutinho is said to be close to a move to Leicester, with Barcelona eager to get him out of their squad and let the player move on as he has been out on loan before and not looking as a player with a future under Ronald Koeman. Leicester might struggle to meat Coutinho’s wage demans but a deal is said to be drawn up soon.

Ayoze Perez is the latest player to be linked with a move away and join up with is former boss at Newcastle Raphael Benitez, newly appointed manager at Everton. Perez hasn’t really been 100% on the pedal, with a few glorious performances and doing a job, but might not like to be played mostly out of position as he is a preferred number nine, and that position is well covered at Leicester.

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Thakgalo Leshabela could be the next loan star at Leicester, with a possible switch to Luton this term. Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall is probably considered as a full first team alternative at Leicester next season, but we could also see him loaned out again, but so far nothing is said about that.

Mark Albrighton has been linked with a move to Burnley, but this looks a bit unlikely with the flank midfielder being a trusted member of the squad and a pivotal player with that dressing room importance and also said to be one of Brendan Rodgers favorites, as he tends to play him and trust him and most certainly will use him a lot also next season.

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