Reports: Leicester City still want Merih Demiral

Leicester City still want Juventus centre-back Merih Demiral despite having had two bids rejected, according to the Mirror.

Leicester are understood to have submitted an improved £34 million bid after the reigning Italian champions had turned down the initial £25 million offer.

However, the Foxes have failed with their latest attempt, too, as it seems Juventus want more money for the Turkish international.

And Brendan Rodgers is reportedly going to give them more money – he’ll have to anyway with there being no shortage of interested clubs, Everton the latest of them.

It will be interesting to see what Leicester do next. Do they think Demiral is worth £40 million? Are they sure that such a risk is required at this time of the season?

If the answer to any of those questions is a no, then it’s fair to say that the Foxes need to look at other options elsewhere and bin the idea of the ‘Turkish Wall’.

Of course, Leicester do need cover at centre-back, but does such a risk still make as much sense? It does not.

Yes, Brendan Rodgers could certainly do with a proven winger or two.

This isn’t to say that Ayoze Perez and Harvey Barnes/Demarai Gray have done badly. It’s just that they have not done enough and have the tendency to go missing too often, which hinders Leicester at times.

While the league table doesn’t reflect that for now, it could in May.

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With Jamie Vardy – and even Kelechi Iheanacho – going as well as ever, were he to be partnered by someone like Jarrod Bowen or Hakim Ziyech, Leicester’s attack could be unstoppable. The streets are not ready.

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