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Leicester boss Rodgers confident Tielemans contract situation won't become issue

Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers is confident Youri Tielemans' contract situation won't become an issue.

Bayern Munich have become the latest club to be credited with an interest in Tielemans, says the Leicester Mercury.

The 24-year-old's representatives are currently in talks with Leicester City over a new contract, with his current deal set to expire in the summer of 2023.

"There are reports. There is no turning down, there is nothing. There is just dialogue between the club and Youri's people," Rodgers said.

“I think the club are waiting to hear back from Youri's people. But that is something out of my control.

“What I can control is his mentality, his commitment to the team, and you cannot question that. That's my role within it all, to improve him as a player, to ensure his focus and commitment is on his performance for the team, and I don't think you can argue against that. He's not lost any focus whatsoever.

“He's a really gifted young player and I have loved working with him. I understand the nature of the game. If his commitment changes or his focus changes, then it becomes an issue. I don't see that with Youri at all, he's so professional. He's a really respectful young guy.

“His representatives have a job in terms of trying to do the best they can for him. I try to concentrate on the football side and give him my best."


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