Leicester City are confident they can sign Youri Tielemans on a permanent deal despite interest from Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United.
Tielemans has quickly established himself as a popular figure at the club since signing on loan from Monaco in January, in a deal that saw Adrien Silva move in the opposite direction.
The Ligue 1 side have put a £40million price tag on the midfielder amid growing speculation that Spurs and United want to hijack the move.
The 21-year-old scored his first goal for Belgium last week during their 3-1 win over Russia.
Brendan Rodgers said the club is pushing ahead with the move despite the departure of their head of recruitment earlier this month.
Rodgers told SunSport: “The work is ongoing. Of course there is a hole in terms of the head of recruitment role.
“However work has been going on below that and conversations with Monaco are taking place. There are a lot of good people behind the scenes who are continuing the work.
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“It is an important one for us because we want to strengthen in the summer.”
If they were to sign Tielemans for £40million it would smash their transfer record. Their previous highest fee paid was £30million for Islam Slimani from Sporting Lisbon in August 2016.
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