The past week has seen reports of Leicester City being interested in signing Roma’s star midfielder Leandro Paredes, a deal which has now hit a dead end.
As previously reported, Leicester City have been zoning in on a number of prospects, one of which is Roma’s star Argentinian.
Paredes is a hot prospect, being only 22 he has attracted attention from all over the globe but it was fellow Serie A team AC Milan who made the first move in contacting Roma.
AC Milan president Adriano Galliani was told he that Leandro is not for sale when enquiring about his availability.
Speaking to Mediaset Premium, the AC Milan president said
"“I asked Roma for Paredes, but I got a clear no from Sabatini,”"
"“Spalletti considers him indispensable and I don’t think we’ll pull it off this summer, unlike last year when we landed Romagnoli.”"
From these quotes it is clear that Roma manager Luciano Spalletti values his star midfielder and will not weaken his own side in order to strength fellow Serie A competitor and former powerhouse AC Milan.
The Argentinian isn’t the only player on Leicester vice chairman Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha’s Radar.
Quotes from Aiyawatt appeared on the Leicester Mercury earlier today saying:
"“I’m already excited by the strength and vibrancy of the squad and we are ready to make to make further investments if the right opportunities arise.”"
Leicester City fans will be delighted with the action both Aiyawatt and father Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha have taken in regards to steps in securing Leicester City’s future.
Not only have Leicester City held onto the vast majority of their players, with only N’Golo Kante slipping through their fingers in order to play his football in London with Chelsea, they have also managed to secure their key players on brand new long term contracts.
Should midfield leader Danny Drinkwater accept his new contract he’ll be joining captain Wes Morgan, Vardy, Mahrez, Schmeichel, Chilwell along with manager Claudio Ranieri.
Despite skeptics saying that Leicester City will be picked apart during the current transfer window which closes on the 31st of August at 11pm, they have maintained their title winning team and will look to the future for more success both on and off of the pitch.