Leicester City respond to West Bromwich Albion's surprise £9m offer for Jeffrey Schlupp

Everton's Darron Gibson concedes a penalty against  Leicester's Jeffrey Schlupp

Leicester City's Jeffrey Schlupp is a target for West Bromwich Albion.

Everton's Darron Gibson concedes a penalty against  Leicester's Jeffrey SchluppEverton's Darron Gibson concedes a penalty against Leicester's Jeffrey Schlupp

Leicester City have rejected an offer of £9 million from Jeffrey Schlupp for West Brom, report The Telegraph.

Schlupp was part of Leicester's title winning team last season, making 14 Premier League starts.

Leicester's Jefferey Schlupp celebrates scoring their second goal with Ngolo KanteLeicester's Jefferey Schlupp celebrates scoring their second goal with Ngolo Kante

The 23-year-old Ghanaian filled in at left-back and in midfield for the Foxes, also making 10 appearances off the bench.

West Brom would have been hoping to tempt him with the promise of becoming a regular starter, but Leicester are in no mood to lose any more first team players.

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While they retained Jamie Vardy, they have sold Ngolo Kante to Chelsea, and are battling to hold onto PFA Player of the Year Riyad Mahrez.

The signings of Ahmed Musa and Nampalys Mendy are a step in the right direction, but Leicester are evidently keen to keep their squad as close as possible.

Last season they defied odds of 5,000/1 to win the Premier League, and the team spirit which supported the individual brilliance of stars was a key part of their success.

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