Report: Everton won't pursue Leicester City stars after Walsh move

Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri with assistant manager Steve Walsh during training

The Blues are reportedly dropping their interest in goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel.

Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri with assistant manager Steve Walsh during trainingLeicester manager Claudio Ranieri with assistant manager Steve Walsh during training

According to the Express, Everton will not look to sign Leicester City players after Steve Walsh became their new Director of Football.

Walsh completed a move to Everton on Thursday to take up the newly created Director of Football position created at Goodison Park.

It is hoped that he will bridge the gap between manager Ronald Koeman and the board, especially when it comes to transfer dealings.

New manager Ronald Koeman during the press conferenceNew manager Ronald Koeman during the press conference

They are expected to be busy this summer, especially with the backing of shareholder Farhad Moshiri’s millions.

However, according to the Express, they will not be targeting any players from Leicester City after the champions pushed to ensure they would not be susceptible to raids on their star men from the Toffees

Leicester's Kasper SchmeichelLeicester's Kasper Schmeichel

The decision from Walsh and Everton not to pursue Foxes stars means that a move for goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel is likely to be shelved.

The Toffees are in need of a new number one goalkeeper and had been linked with a move for the Danish star in this transfer window.

They will now look at other targets though, with Newcastle United’s Tim Krul and Chelsea Asmir Begovic currently under consideration.

Chelsea's Asmir BegovicChelsea's Asmir Begovic

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