Report: 26-year-old Premier League player has just switched agents, after claims Chelsea 'intend to sign him'

Caglar Soyuncu has reportedly switched agents ahead of the summer transfer window amidst apparent interest from Chelsea.

The Daily Mail claim the Leicester City defender has joined Los Angeles-based agency Wasserman.

Wasserman also look after fellow Foxes Jamie Vardy, Harvey Barnes and Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall.

But while the English trio might be hoping to extend their stay at the King Power, their Turkish club co-worker may require a different outcome.

Soyuncu someway off the pace

After impressing during the early stages of his Leicester career, Soyuncu has since struggled to maintain the form that made him a formidable force in 2019/20.

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He was named in the PFA Team of the Year that season, having replaced Harry Maguire at the heart of Brendan Rodgers’ defence.

But the Turkey international missed a large chunk of the follow up campaign through injury and hasn’t fully recovered.

Rodgers left the centre-back on the bench for the final six games of the term just completed.

Mainly because of Jonny Evans and Wesley Fofana’s return from the treatment room.

They will likely be the first-choice partnership going forward, meaning Soyuncu might have to cope with being a substitute again.

Which is generally not on the agenda of any Premier League player, especially one who’s enjoyed a long run in the side in the past.

Hence why he has changed representatives, possibly to drum up more interest before the transfer market opens.

Soyuncu has switched agents to reel in the punters

Despite falling down the pecking order, there will undoubtedly be several suitors waiting to jostle for Soyuncu’s signature.

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After all, the 26-year-old has nearly made 100 top-flight appearances in England and has been capped 45 times by Turkey.

According to AS, Chelsea are one of those who ‘intend to sign’ the Leicester man, along with Manchester City and Juventus.

Thomas Tuchel could certainly do with some reinforcements in defence, following the departures of Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen.

Perhaps Soyuncu is just the wildcard the Blues need to play in order to surprise the opposition.

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