Leicester not thinking about selling Youri Tielemans

Tielemans' contract expires at the end of the season
Tielemans' contract expires at the end of the season / David Rogers/GettyImages

Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers has insisted the club aren't thinking about selling Youri Tielemans in January.

The 25-year-old has been linked with a number of big clubs in the past year, none more so than Arsenal, and is out of contract at the end of the season.

Recent reports have suggested Mikel Arteta's Gunners could reignite their interest in Tielemans and look to sign him on a free transfer next summer, rather than making a move for him in January.

With Tielemans non-committal over his future, Leicester have to decide whether or not they want to tie and cash in on the Belgian midfielder in when the transfer window opens - but if Rodgers' latest comments are anything to go by, he's not planning on losing the in-form midfielder anytime soon.

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"It’s not something we are thinking of and not anything the club have said we need to do. We don’t want to be offloading our best players, that’s for sure," Rodgers said post-match after the 1-0 defeat to Manchester City.

"So there has been no hint or indication we need to generate money and move him on. But, of course, there’s a business side to the club that they will look at.

"We had a number of long chats in the summer. There is clearly no doubt even a young guy who is focused like Youri and very professional, it can have an impact. But he has been fully focused. He doesn’t let that affect him. He is a top-class professional, he sees the game how I see it.

"On the field he understands what is happening within the game and that’s all he can do – give his very best – and his recent performances have been excellent."

Tielemans recently scored a goal of the season contender for Leicester in their 4-0 win over struggling Wolves, with his performances again catching the eye after a noticeable dip in form during 2021/22.