Ranieri responds to the Totti to Leicester speculation

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Leicester City have been linked with Roma’s Francesco Totti.

Leicester City boss Claudio Ranieri has shrugged off the speculation surrounding Francesco Totti and a potential move to the East Midlands side, GianlucaDiMarzio report.

The Foxes have enjoyed a truly remarkable campaign thus far as they lead the Premier League title rivals Tottenham Hotspur by eight points with only a matter of games remaining.

Champions League football has already been assured for the Midlands club, and as such the opportunity to strengthen their squad this summer with the additions of some of Europe’s most recognised players.

Among those linked with a switch to the King Power Stadium is Roma legend Francesco Totti, a player Claudio Ranieri knows well from his time at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome.

When quizzed on the matter by Italian reporters, Ranieri, however, dismissed the idea of his side signing the Italian World Cup winner by suggesting he will remain a Roma player despite uncertainty over his future.

“Totti to Leicester? This is only a speculation, Totti is Roma and Roma is Totti. He will still be useful to Roma in the future,” Ranieri was quoted as saying by GianlucaDiMarzio.

Totti is widely regarded as one of the most iconic footballers of his generation - playing at Roma his entire career and making over 700 appearances in all competitions for the club, scoring more than 300 goals.

However, now at 39, his on-field influence is diminishing and this season he has played much fewer games.

Leicester do now have the opportunity to seek some big-name signings this summer, though the club will probably target younger, more energetic players to fit in with their current style of play.

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