Ambitious Posted December 26, 2013 Share Posted December 26, 2013 I was torn whether to put this here, or in football talk - but since they're direct title rivals, it's worth the promotion to this section. Anyway, it's worth sitting up and taking note of this. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/football/teams/leicester-city/10535938/Leicester-City-facing-January-transfer-exodus.html Pearson, the manager, and 11 first-team players are out of contract at the end of the season and negotiations have been put on hold until Leicester know what division they will be in. Kasper Schmeichel, skipper Wes Morgan and former England internationals David Nugent and Paul Konchesky are four of the players whose futures are up in the air. Schmeichel is being targeted by Newcastle and West Ham and a string of European clubs while Nottingham Forest remain interest in both Morgan and Nugent. The uncertainty is creating resentment in the dressing room and there is growing frustration among the squad that talks have been suspended until the summer. Pearson has guided Leicester to third in the Championship and is battling to keep his players focused despite the threat of key players leaving next month. His future is also uncertain and due to his achievements this season Leicester run the risk of an approach from rival clubs, with compensation expected to be minimal. Leicester appointed Terry Robinson as director of football in June with a remit to bring the Championship club in line with the new Financial Fair Play rules. It's looking likely that January could be the turning point in their season (hopefully) - I wouldn't mind Nugent and Morgan going to Forest, despite making them stronger - it would considerably weaken Leicester. Forest aren't competition to us, we're far too superior - they will be battling Leeds for that last play-off spot, just to let Billy bottle it anyway. Anyway, with Leicester and Burnley looking prone to crumbling in Janaury - that leaves us and QPR. Get your flanges ready for may. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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