Brendan Rodgers hopeful Youri Tielemans will extend contract as Leicester look to tie down FA Cup final hero with £100,000-a-week deal amid interest from Liverpool
- Brendan Rodgers hopes Youri Tielemans signs a new contract with Leicester
- Tielemans has been a huge success with the Foxes since signing in 2019
- Liverpool are reported to be interested in swooping for the Belgian midfielder
- Tielemans was Leicester's player of the season and the hero of their FA Cup win
The 24-year-old midfielder, the Foxes' player of the season and scorer of the winning goal in their FA Cup final success at Wembley, has been the subject of transfer speculation this summer with Liverpool reported to be among his admirers.
The club would like to reward Tielemans for his performances with a new deal, while also strengthening their own position should a rival formally express an interest.
Leicester are keen to sign Youri Tielemans to a new contract amid interest in the midfielder
Brendan Rodgers called Tielemans 'a top-class professional' and hopes he stays with the club
The Belgium international has two years remaining on his existing contract, and 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.'
Leicester recently tied Harvey Barnes down to a new four-year deal and Tielemans is reported to be offered around £100,000 per week to sign his new contract.
'As I have said before, I will give him everything to help him continuously improve and he will continue to give us everything too.
'For me and Youri, it just continues - our relationship. Hopefully we can resolve something in the future.'
Tielemans scored the winning goal in the FA Cup final against Chelsea with a long range rocket
'I will give him everything to help him continuously improve', Rodgers said of Tielemans
Rodgers is also looking to add more signings to his squad ahead of Tuesday's transfer deadline.
He said: 'There's nothing close at this moment, but we would still like to do one or two things. We don't have an endless pot of money. We may have to move one or two out first before anyone comes in.
'But we have a brilliant group of players. When they are all fit, we have a squad that can challenge in every competition. I never want to complain about what we don't have.'
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