According to Sky Sports (live transfer thread, 17 August 2016 at 13:39), Leicester City’s Jeffrey Schlupp is said to be deeply unhappy after being refused permission to talk to West Bromwich Albion.
The report claims that the Baggies have seen two bids rejected for the player - the being worth £12 million - despite Leicester telling the player they cannot guarantee him first-team action this season and that he would be better off looking elsewhere.
Despite his versatility, however, increased competition for places amid new signings has seemingly seen him slip down the pecking order and a struggle for first-team action could be on the cards.
West Brom are in the market for a new fullback as boss Tony Pulis looks to bolster his defensive ranks, and they have been linked with the Ghana international for much of the summer.
The West Midlands side’s latest bid on Friday appeared to be accepted after Schlupp was removed from the squad to face Hull City at the weekend, yet now Leicester have changed their stance on the matter.
Sunderland's Adam Matthews in action with Leicester City's Jeffrey Schlupp
The report goes on to add that the Foxes insist Schlupp sees out the remained of his three-year contract at the King Power Stadium, a prospect which the player evidently doesn’t agree with.
The 23-year-old came through the youth ranks at Leicester and has made over 100 league appearances for the club.
Everton's Darron Gibson concedes a penalty against Leicester's Jeffrey Schlupp