Report: Leicester City reject Derby County's £7 million offer for Tom Lawrence

Leicester City FC forward Tom Lawrence looks on during the Premier League Asia Trophy match between Leicester City FC and West Bromwich Albion at Hong Kong Stadium on July 19, 2017 in Hong...

Derby County had been linked with a move for the Leicester City player as they seek to replace last season's top scorer Tom Ince

Leicester City have turned down a £7 million offer for Tom Lawrence from East Midlands rivals Derby County, according to Sky Sports.

Derby have been linked with a move for Lawrence as they seek to replace last season's top scorer Tom Ince, who was sold to Huddersfield Town earlier this summer.

Leicester City FC forward Tom Lawrence looks on during the Premier League Asia Trophy match between Leicester City FC and West Bromwich Albion at Hong Kong Stadium on July 19, 2017 in Hong...Leicester City forward Tom Lawrence

The Welsh winger scored 11 goals and created as many while on loan to Ipswich Town last season, but is out of contract in less than 11 months' time.

Nevertheless, it would appear as though Leicester are keen to keep hold of him, with Riyad Mahrez widely expected to leave the King Power Stadium before the end of the month, while the future of another Foxes wideman, Demarai Gray, is also far from certain.

Sky Sports reported on Monday that Gray was due to hold talks with Gray, who is said to be attracting interest from clubs including Everton and Tottenham Hotspur.

It remains to be seen whether Derby will return with an improved bid for Lawrence, although until the futures of Mahrez and Gray are resolved the 23-year-old will perhaps be staying put at Leicester.

Will Derby County get their hands on the Leicester City star this month?

 

Derby County manager Gary Rowett looks on prior to the Pre-Season Friendly match between Northampton Town and Derby County at Sixfields on July 25, 2017 in Northampton, England.Derby County manager Gary Rowett

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