Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers has confirmed to Sky Sports that contact has been made from two clubs over Everton and Newcastle United linked Demarai Gray, although no offers have been submitted.
Gray has been starved of first-team football at Leicester this season, which has led to interest rising in his services, with Everton and Newcastle thought to be among the clubs keen.
And Rodgers admits that the time may now be right for the 24-year-old to consider leaving his side.
“We haven’t had any offers, but there’s been one or two enquiries for him. But no offers yet,” he said.
“He probably hasn’t played as many games as he would like.
“He has all the attributes in terms of he’s technically strong off either side, but his best role is on the left-hand side which has coincided with the emergence of Harvey Barnes, and he’s been outstanding in the time I’ve been here, so it’s been difficult for him to get regular games.
“He’s at the age now where he’s 24 and he is probably at the stage where he wants to be a regular.”
If Gray does want regular football then moving to Newcastle may be a better choice than Everton.
At Goodison Park he would be in competition with Richarlison for a first-team spot in his favoured position, and he appears unlikely to knock the Brazilian out of Carlo Ancelotti’s starting line-up.
Newcastle also have options out wide, but Gray’s skill and pace may just make him one of Steve Bruce’s preferred options.
If Newcastle could line up with Gray and Allan Saint Maximin down either flank, then they would have some very dangerous attacking weapons in the second half of the season.