Leicester transfer round-up: Schlupp considering transfer request; international forward reportedly close to signing; Mahrez signs new deal

Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri

A select round-up of all the latest Leicester City news...

Leicester City's Riyad MahrezLeicester City's Riyad Mahrez

First up, in news that will delight Leicester City fans, star man Riyad Mahrez has put pen to paper on a new four-year contract that will keep him at the club until 2020, as confirmed by the club's official website.

The 25-year-old Algerian was voted the PFA Player of the Year last season, and his commitment to the club will come as a major boost, after he had been linked with an exit all summer amidst interest from Arsenal and Chelsea.

Meanwhile, Leicester City's Ghanaian international Jeffrey Schlupp is reportedly deeply unhappy at being refused permission to speak to West Bromwich Albion over the possibility of a potential move, according to Sky Sports, and is said to be contemplating a transfer request.

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

Schlupp has made 122 league appearances for the Foxes during his six-year spell with the club.

Switching the focus to potential arrivals, Leicester's hopes of signing reported long-term Brazilian target Luan appear to have been dented after it emerged today that French side Rennes have entered the race for the Gremio star's signature, as reported by RMC via talkSPORT.

Luan playing for GremioLuan in action for Gremio

The 23-year-old scored 17 goals for his club last term, and is currently on duty with the Brazil squad at the Olympics.

And finally, the Daily Mail are reporting today that the Foxes are set to pip Manchester United to the signing of striker Leandro Martis.

The 20-year-old Curacao international is reportedly ready to sign a three-year deal with he Foxes.

Leicester City manager Claudio RanieriLeicester City manager Claudio Ranieri is reportedly close to sealing the signing of Leandro Martis

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