Tottenham Hotspur have been linked with Leicester City’s Youri Tielemans.

According to The Mirror, Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers is urging the club to sign midfielder Youri Tielemans permanently – before Tottenham Hotspur swoop in.

Tielemans, 21, lost his way a little at Monaco after being highly rated at Anderlecht, so Monaco loaned him out to Leicester in January in order to get him game time.

So far, the Belgian has been outstanding for Leicester. In nine Premier League appearances, Tielemans has racked up two goals and three assists, becoming a favourite of new boss Rodgers.

Tielemans is scheduled to return to Monaco in a matter of weeks, but The Mirror claim that Rodgers is now urging the Foxes to secure a permanent move as soon as possible.

Monaco would demand £40million for Tielemans, which would be a huge outlay for Leicester, but Rodgers is fearing that Manchester United or Spurs could swoop in.

HLN in Belgium recently claimed that both teams are still tracking Tielemans having been linked with him in the past, potentially eyeing up big bids this summer.

Tielemans is allegedly open to staying at Leicester, but Champions League football could be on offer with Spurs or United, meaning he may well want to wait and see what offers come his way.

Rodgers will at least want efforts to sign him ramped up in the coming weeks, hoping to make sure Tielemans is snapped up before Tottenham or United can get involved.

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