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Leicester star to stay put amid Arsenal, Man Utd interest


Kasper Schmeichel news

Leicester to keep hold of Schmeichel

Leicester City will reportedly block the exit of goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel in the summer as he has no buy-out clause in his present contract.

The Denmark international has earned plaudits for his performances despite the Foxes stuttering during the first-half of the season.

Schmeichel has emerged as a potential target for the likes of Arsenal, and Manchester United over the past month, but according to The Mirror, the 30-year-old has been told that he will be needed at the King Power Stadium next season.

The former Manchester City graduate showed his commitment towards the Foxes by penning a fresh four-year deal last summer, and this puts the club at a significant advantage ahead of the summer transfer window.

Leicester City are currently closing in on the top half of the Premier League following a run of five wins under new boss Craig Shakespeare.

The club also have the chance to make progress in the Champions League, should they manage to earn a surprise result against Atletico Madrid in the two-legged quarter-final tie.