January transfer window, the list of Leicester City targets are growing

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Leicester City will most certainly do a number of deals in the January transfer window, and today a new name is thrown into the hat. Nordsjælland forward Godsway Donyou. The former Man City graduate is now impressing in Danish football.

Of course names of players who are doing well is always welcomed to see in a list of targets, but again it looks like City are on a shelf that in many ways will be huge gambles to bring in, and certainly not being able to play in the first team.

To see names like Thorgan Hazard and Dennis Praet is of course great, both players who can be a difference at Premier League level and push for a place in the Leicester City line-up.

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The fact that the squad have been turned a bit in the last three years is of course normal and not difficult to understand, with a number of players on the wrong side of the 30 mark, but again they are also valuable in the fact that they have massive routine.

Jamie Vardy and Kasper Schmeichel are probably the only two of the old guard that is certain to be staying on next season, another 30 plus player, Jonny Evans, is also among those with a future at the club. Wes Morgan could be in his last season, so it looks for Danny Simpson, Shinji Okazaki, Christian Fuchs and Andy King.

You can check the full list still organized in a hot, cool and cold section, but now also with current Leicester City players in red, who have all been linked with a move away, to check the list, enter here

Paper Talk, Top Stories, Leicester, Arsenal and Tottenham makes the headlines

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Every Sunday morning is one for the paper talks and gossip columns to go red, and as usual Leicester City grabs the headlines. This Sunday The Sun tells a story about unrest among the owners at the club and the atmosphere at the training ground.

As we here at Tcf have stated so many times, the logistic is out of control and too many players don’t really know what to expect and to see the unrest described is not very surprising.

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You need to balance it all up and keep players in the frame of their own expectations and goals, if not they will be seeing other options and in a way disturb the balance. To have a competitive group is always good, but when you lose battle after battle and you see your self just flushing down the pecking order, you will start thinking about your life.

Players such as Adrien Silva, Andy King, Vicente Iborra, Danny Ward, Shinji Okazaki, Kelechi Iheanacho and Danny Simpson together with those going in and out of the team will always be unsettled as long as you are not satisfied with the idea of the manager.

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The key to a balanced squad is to decide first and for all who are your best eleven, have three or four real challengers. The rest being players coming to a certain age and happy just to train and be there when needed,  and filling up with youngsters who are fresh, talented and eager to push for a place in a patient way, keeping a happy face for a longer period of time. This is often the most difficult part of being a manager, and as Puel have learned, inheriting those problems from previous managers. You then have to get players out, before you get new faces in, and that could be disturbing when building a team.

You can say this and that and hope that players will stay professional,  but without first team practice in games, you lose your place in the national team, mostly forgotten and overlooked and you will not be seen as much as you would like, as those international coaches are eager to have players in form and not bench warmers. The total picture is complex, players are concerned about their gametime and you will always have that as a problem, but with so many uncertainties and so many players to choose from it makes everything unpredictable, at the moment only four or five players are settled in their positions in Leicester City’s first team and it looks difficult for Puel to make his decisions.

For all other Paper Talk and Transfer Gossip, You will always find a new and fresh Sunday update at Soccervoice Blog & Football Portal.

Rumours flying, a group of Leicester City players linked with moves away

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Possible loans can still happen until the end of August. Championship clubs are eager to sign better players in on loan to either get their campaign on track or just be able to keep the progress flowing.

Today West Bromwich is mentioned as a possible destination for Wes Morgan, who could look like he is close to play a part in a “loan window”. Wes, who was left out of the team against Wolverhampton, will be under pressure with Soyuncu and Evans both signed to be alternatives in central defence.

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Other players who could see their season elsewhere are a group with Eldin Jakupovic, Andy King, Callum Elder and Danny Simpson. Hamza Choudhury and Callum Elder are two others, Fousseni Diabate could also be added to that list.

Darnell Johnson has just renewed his contract and tcf rates the god son of Emile Heskey highly, but he could also be leaving to get first team experience, but would see Puel keep him, since he is a star in the making.

The recent inclusion of Papy Mendy in the first team line-up will see him as a possible stay, earlier being linked with a loan to Marseille as a possibility.

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Claude Puel is doing the only right thing to slim his squad of players and not get a much easier handling of players, and also keeping his focus on the team and not using “mind time” on his casualties.

We will see by the end of August who will be going out, but it will be very interesting to see who will be shipped out and how long the loans will be, that again will give an indication of the rest of the season.

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