ARSENAL transfer target Youri Tielemans wants to leave Leicester City in the summer on a free transfer, according to reports.
The Belgium star, 25, has impressed in England since his 2019 arrival at the King Power.
Tielemans wants to leave the Foxes on a free transfer in the summer
So much so that a host of the Premier League‘s top clubs have been linked with transfer moves in recent years.
League leaders Arsenal are one of those sides, and were heavily linked with a summer transfer last year.
However, a move failed to materialise and Tielemans has been part of a struggling Foxes side.
Brendan Rodgers‘ men sit 15th in the Prem and only two points above the relegation zone.
According to Fabrizio Romano, a January transfer away from Leicester for Tielemans has been ruled out.
A summer move is more likely to happen, though.
And the player will be able to move for FREE, which is a major boost to Arsenal and Co.
Transfer Guru Romano told wettfreunde: “Arsenal have always wanted Tielemans in the club and they still do.
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“But Tielemans doesn’t want to move in January.
“His contract is expiring in the summer and he wants to move on a free transfer.”
Arsenal’s January transfer focus is solely on improving Mikel Arteta’s squad out wide and up front.
The Gunners missed out on the signing of Mykhailo Mudryk, with London rivals Chelsea snapping up the Ukraine wonderkid in an £88million deal.
Romano added: “Arsenal’s focus right now is on signing a winger and a striker.
“Their focus right now is not on a midfielder but of course that can change in the final days if the right player becomes an opportunity.”
Tielemans’ stats this season