Leicester's Kasper Schmeichel
Leicester City are in discussions with goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel about a new five-year deal at the Premier League champions, making him one of the best paid stoppers in the division with weekly wages of £100,000 a week, according to the Mail.
The Dane was a vital part of a resolute back five that helped bring the Premier League title back to Leicester for the first time in the club's history, and has joined talisman Jamie Vardy in negotiating a new deal to reflect his importance at the club and dissuade suitors from making an approach.
Everton Chairman Bill Kenwright and new manager Ronald Koeman pose
Everton were linked with a move for the player this summer (Mail), as Ronald Koeman looked to bring in goalkeeping reinforcements after Tim Howard's return to the MLS. With Foxes head of recruitment Steve Walsh heading to Goodison Park, the chances of Schmeichel joining him became more or less likely depending on the source, but it now looks like Leicester are determined to underline their position on Schmeichel's future by giving him an outstanding long-term contract extension.
Leicester's Kasper Schmeichel, Christian Fuchs and manager Claudio Ranieri celebrate with the trophy after winning the Barclays Premier League
After coming through the Manchester City academy as a youngster, Schmeichel's had a series of loans and short spells at a variety of clubs as he sought to find a place to make his home. It is at the King Power Stadium where the 29-year-old has prospered, playing 220 times in his five years at the club, and winning both the Championship and Premier League title in that time.
It has also helped him become first choice stopper for his country after long being on the fringes of the Denmark squad, and as he is set to feature in the Champions League for the first team this season, it would be no surprise if he was delighted to agree an extended stay under Claudio Ranieri's miracle makers.
Chelsea's Bertrand Traore in action with Leicester's Kasper Schmeichel