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Leicester manager Rodgers hopeful of Tielemans extension amid Liverpool interest

Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers hopes the club can tie down Youri Tielemans to a new contract.

The Belgian, 24, scored the winning goal in the FA Cup final win over Chelsea last season, and has been linked with Liverpool.

The Foxes have reportedly extended a contract offer to Tielemans, which would see him earn £100,000-a-week.

Asked about keeping Tielemans, Rodgers said: "I hope we can have him for longer. Jon (Rudkin, director of football) is meeting with his representatives.

"He is a top-class professional, a great guy and someone I love working with. He is very focused on his football and doesn't get sidetracked at all."

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