Report: Napoli's Gokhan Inler turns down Leicester City move, prefers Italy stay

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Leicester City have been heavily linked with a move for Napoli star Gokhan Inler.

According to a report in the Italian editorial TMW, Napoli star Gokhan Inler has turned down a move to Leicester City amid reports of a proposal from Fiorentina.

The Foxes have been seeking a new defensive midfield signing over the past few weeks after they failed to persuade Esteban Cambiasso to re-sign for the club on another year-long deal.

So far they’ve not had much luck, with Chile international Charles Aranguiz turning down Claudio Ranieri’s men in order to push towards a move to transfer rivals Bayer Leverkusen, according to the Daily Mail.

Another top target which has been cited by foreign reports is Gokhan Inler, with Sky Sports Italia claiming the East Midlands outfit and Napoli have already agreed upon a fee of around £3 million.

However, the Foxes’ bad luck on the defensive midfield front seems to be ongoing as fresh reports claim Inler has rejected the club’s offer as he intends to remain in Serie A.

Tough proposition:

After avoiding relegation last season, Leicester’s primary aim this season is to consolidate themselves as a solid Premier League side yet acquiring the players to do so is arguably the toughest task.

Without European football, a factor which has helped West Ham United and Southampton this summer, how do the Foxes go about in attracting the sort of players needed to take them to the next level?

The Claudio Ranieri pull hasn’t reaped its rewards as of yet, and the financially-backed club risk heading into the start of the campaign a number of players short in key positions.

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