Reported AC Milan and Manchester United target wants to stay put

Kasper Schmeichel says he wants to sign a new contract with Leicester.

Two days after sealing a return to the Premier League for the first time since their relegation in 2004 Leicester have received more good news - Kasper Schmeichel wants to stay.

The highly-rated goalkeeper has constantly been linked with other clubs since entering the final year of his contract last summer.

During that transfer window Hull were reported to be lining up a £4 million swoop for the Denmark international, who impressed for his country against England at Wembley during last month's friendly, while in January Serie A giants AC Milan were rumoured to be monitoring his situation.

And as recent as March Manchester United, the club where his father Peter earned the reputation as one of the greatest goalkeeper's of all time, were linked with Schmeichel Junior.

Schmeichel got a taste of Premier League football after coming through the ranks at Manchester City and he has always wanted to experience that again.

The 27-year-old is one of around a dozen Leicester players who are set to see their current contracts expire at the end of the season, along with manager Nigel Pearson, but he has siad he would like to sign a new deal with the already-promoted Foxes.

``I can't speak highly enough of Nigel, I really can't,`` Schmeichel told the Telegraph

``From day one he has been brilliant. He has his way of doing things. He took a bit of time to change things around and mould it how he wanted it - and this season he has got it exactly how he wanted.

``The Premier League is where I want to be, there is no question. I enjoy playing at Leicester. At the moment it is not really up to me but I hope to stay."

Leicester, who lead the Championship by nine points ahead of second-placed Burnley with six matches remaining, clinched automatic promotion on Saturday without even kicking a ball after QPR and Derby lost to Bournemouth and Middlesbrough respectively.

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