New manager Claudio Ranieri wants the real Leicester City to stand up in the coming Premier League season, he said on Monday in his first news conference since joining the club.
“I’ve had a conversation with him”.
“But now we need to know because we start the season soon and he is a team leader”.
Romeu made 27 appearances for Stuttgart in the Bundesliga last season, completing 83% of his passes.
Ake, who can play in defence or midfield, has been around the first-team picture at Stamford Bridge for three years, picking up a Europa League winners’ medal in 2013, but made only two starts last term.
Director of football Jon Rudkin said he was still hopeful Cambiasso would sign his contract. We have been speaking with Esteban, he is a world-class footballer who is well-sought after.
Leicester have also been linked with Nice midfielder Nampalys Mendy, but the Leicester Mercury claims the Foxes have also now enquired about signing Ake, 20, on loan from Chelsea, while the Daily Mail suggests it’s 23-year-old Romeu that Ranieri wants to sign for the season. It’s just the games are when there is no pressure.
Chief executive Susan Whelan refused to elaborate why Pearson was sacked last month – with the Foxes citing a breakdown in relationship with the board – but insisted it was for the good of the club.
“He is seeking coach qualifications in the near future and I am sure we have enough people here at the club that could nurture him as and when he decides to take that plunge”.