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Transfer blow for Man Utd as Leicester close in on £40m Belgian midfielder

Leicester City are closing in on the signing of Belgian midfielder Youri Tielemans.

Tielemans was impressive for the Foxes during a brief loan spell last season, and is now set to complete a deal to join Brendan Rodgers’ side.

According to the Guardian, Tielemans has flown into the England prepared to join the club’s pre-season training next week.

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At a valuation of just £40m, it is frustrating to see that the Reds have not tried to secure a deal for Tielemans.

The 22-year-old is a huge coup for Leicester after already proving himself with four goals and three assists in just 13 games last year.

The Sun reported earlier in the window that the Reds had contacted Monaco about the possibility of Tielemans’ signature, but now Leicester have won the race.

Tielemans is a young talent that could have been a fantastic addition to Solskjaer’s limited midfield options, at a very reasonable price. With Paul Pogba’s exit starting to look more likely, the Reds need at least two midfielders and must now look to other alternatives.

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