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As Chelsea and Manchester United will both tell you, Leicester City don’t sell their star players for buttons and a bag of Wotsits. 

The former Foxes foursome of Harry Maguire, Ben Chilwell, N’Golo Kante and Danny Drinkwater left the King Power to the tune of almost £200 million combined. 

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And even King Croesus would have to keep an eye on his bank balance if he managed to lure Youri Tielemans away from Leicester.

After that wonder-goal winner in the FA Cup final, Leicester’s newly crowned player of the year is in the form of his life.

Talks over a new contract are under way too, while a couple of masterful performances for Belgium at Euro 2020 would raise Tielemans’ already lofty price tag towards vertigo-inducing heights. 

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So with Het Nieuwsblad reporting Liverpool have identified the brilliant 24-year-old ball-player as a leading candidate to fill a Gini Wijnaldum-shaped hole in Jurgen Klopp’s midfield, you get the feeling signing Tielemans this summer would be a challenge akin to tattooing the Liver Bird on Gary Neville’s chest. 

Klopp has already ruled out the prospect of Jadon Sancho or Kylian Mbappe arriving during a market still strained by the rippling effects of covid-19.

Tielemans might not cost as much as Sancho – but he wouldn’t be far off.

And some Liverpool fans on Twitter don’t seem keen on Klopp spending all that money on the Leicester star:

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