Report: Chelsea set sights on £40m star weighing up future, Eden Hazard called him a ‘real leader’ in 2019

Chelsea are reportedly one of several clubs to set their sights on Leicester City’s Youri Tielemans, who is weighing up his future at the King Power Stadium.

According to 90min, Tielemans has rejected the latest offer from Leicester to sign a new contract. The Belgian midfielder’s current deal with the Foxes expires in the summer of 2023. 

It is understood that the 24-year-old is assessing his options right now and is not demanding a move away. However, he’s also not showing signs of committing his future with a new contract.

The report states that the likes of Chelsea, Manchester United, Liverpool, Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid and Bayern Munich are all monitoring his situation.

Tielemans is “very happy” with Leicester but is not ready to sign any kind of long-term deal, despite the best efforts of Leicester. 

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Youri Tielemans good enough for any side

For £40million, Tielemans has turned out to be a bargain signing for Leicester. 

The central midfielder is a maestro that dictates possession for his club side with a stunning range of passing and ability to dribble with the ball.

He scored the winning goal in the FA Cup final against Chelsea last season, so Blues supporters are fully aware of his talent.

It will be a massive surprise if he doesn’t end up joining an elite club. 

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Eden Hazard a big fan

Ex-Chelsea star and Blues icon Eden Hazard plays alongside Tielemans on the international stage with Belgium. 

Hazard described his national teammate as a “real leader” back in 2019 and is clearly a huge admirer of his.

It’s hard to argue Chelsea need to try sign him given the amount of talent they’ve currently got in the centre of the park.

Blues manager Thomas Tuchel can rely on the likes of N’Golo Kante, Jorginho, Mateo Kovacic and Ruben Loftus-Cheek.

However, Tielemans is already one of the Premier League’s very best midfielders at the age of 24.

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