Kasper Schmeichel: Leicester goalkeeper set for Nice medical after settlement Transfer Center News

Leicester goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel is set to sign for French club Nice.

The 35-year-old Denmark international will undergo a medical with the Ligue 1 club in the next 24 to 48 hours after an agreement is reached between the clubs.

Speaking over the weekend, Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers admitted that Schmeichel would be allowed to end his 11-year stay at King Power Stadium if a new club is found.

Fox’s captain Schmeichel has been a mainstay in the most successful period in the club’s history, winning the championship and promotion in 2013/14, the Premier League title in 2015/16 and the FA Cup and Community Shield in 2021.

Schmeichel is set to follow in the footsteps of former Arsenal, Juventus and Rangers midfielder Aaron Ramsey, who moved to the south of France after the breakup of his Juventus contract.

News of Schmeichel’s imminent departure comes amid speculation that James Madison, Wesley Fofana, Harvey Barnes and Yuri Tielemans will be linked to the Leicester exit, while reports have been linked to Fox’s failure to sign in the summer.

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Leicester City goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel has said the club has become his family as he reflects on his time in the East Midlands so far, amid reports linking him to France.

Newcastle submit better £50m Madison bid

Newcastle United have placed a second bid for Leicester midfielder Madison in the region of £50million.

The Magpies are awaiting a response to their better offer for the 25-year-old, after his initial bid of £40m was rejected over the weekend.

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Leicester are believed to value Madison, who joined Fox from Norwich in June 2018 for £24m, close to £60m.

Had Newcastle’s offer been accepted, Madison would have become the club’s record signing – eclipsing the £40m paid to Hoffenheim for Joelinton in July 2019.

Maddison scored 18 goals and made 12 assists in 53 appearances in all competitions for Leicester last season.

Leicester midfielder James Maddison has been the subject of a £50m bid from Newcastle
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Leicester midfielder James Maddison has been the subject of a £50m bid from Newcastle

Leicester still standing an ominous sign?

Sky Sports News senior reporter Melissa Reddy speaking on The Transfer Show:

“The issue for Leicester is that they are the only Premier League club not to have strengthened their senior team so far, and they are not the only experienced player who could potentially leave.

“When you look at that team and think about the injuries you have suffered, you think this is a group that needs to be refreshed.

“If the fundamental players – Kasper Schmeichel, James Madison, possibly Wesley Fofana are going to be out – without the team strengthening and approving these exits, I’m actually a little worried about Brendan Rodgers.

“Leicester expect them to be thrust into and around the Champions League places, but they stand still which is not a good indication of how they are going to perform this season.

“There’s been a lot of talk about letting players go before they’ve invested, and eventually they know their goals. They’re excellent sellers and they’ve recruited well in the past.”

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