Leicester are expected to sell a couple of players before September 1. Midfielder Tielemans has been linked with Arsenal, while defender Wesley Fofana is of strong interest to Chelsea. Both players were left out of the Leicester team that started the Foxes’ 2-1 defeat by Southampton – with Tielemans on the bench and Fofana not included at all.
Head coach Brendan Rodgers conceded that neither were prepared to play in the game due to transfer speculation. Discussing his team selection, the Northern Irishman said: One, a change in system and two, I mentioned in the week, we’re coming into a Premier League game and maybe we’ve got players who are maybe not quite in the right frame of mind.
“You can’t carry them, or certainly we can’t. So yeah, that’s the reason for the changes.”