Dennis Praet has rubbished reports that linked him with a move to Fiorentina earlier in the week, revealing that his is happy with his role at Leicester City.
Praet only arrived at the King Power Stadium in August, signing from Sampdoria for a fee of around £19m.
The Belgian has played a relatively marginal role for Brendan Rodgers side this season, making just three starts in the Premier League due to the sensational form of Youri Tielemans and James Maddison.
His lack of playing fuelled speculation linking him with a move away from the club, but Praet has denied these claims and stated that he is happy to fight for his place with the Foxes.
Asked if he would be returning to Italy, Praet responded: "It’s false. I’ve read, for example, about Fiorentina, but I’m happy," in an interview with Gazzetta dello Sport (via Sport Witness).
"I’m not a regular starter yet, but I’m aiming to be soon. Then again, in the future, maybe: it would be nice to return, maybe even to Sampdoria”.
Praet will no doubt be afforded some increased game time over the festive period, with Leicester having a flurry of challenging fixtures to contend with.
After taking on Norwich City on Saturday, the Foxes travel to Goodison Park to play managerless Everton in the EFL Cup, before they face the daunting task of back-to-back games against Manchester City and Liverpool.
Leicester have enjoyed an incredible start to the season and currently sit in second place, eight points adrift of the table-topping Reds and 14 points clear of fifth-placed Manchester United.
Rodgers was recently rewarded with a new five-and-a-half-year deal for his fine work and the Foxes are also allegedly in contract talks with star centre-back Caglar Soyuncu, amid interest from Pep Guardiola.
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