Newcastle United transfer target opens up on future amid Arsenal links

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There is plenty of interest in the talented midfielder.

Newcastle United transfer target Youri Tielemans has opened up on Leicester City’s poor start to the season and his own future at the King Power Stadium.

The Foxes are currently sat at the bottom of the Premier League table after collecting just one points from their opening seven games of the campaign.

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Tielemans has featured in every game so far and grabbed his first goal of the season with a penalty in his side’s 6-2 defeat at Tottenham Hotspur last weekend.

Heading away on international duty has not stopped speculation about Tielemans future - although little has been said by the Foxes as one of their prize assets heads into the final months of his contract.

Manager Brendan Rodgers opened up on the midfielder’s stance ahead of a meeting with one of the clubs linked with a bid for his services.

Speaking before a visit to Arsenal, he said: “He’s a top professional.

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“It’s a top game for us so he’ll want to be involved in it. I think with the best players they always want to prove a point anyway and it doesn’t matter whether it’s against a team they’ve been linked with or not.

“Youri is a top international footballer so every game he plays, in actual fact every training session Youri plays, he is trying to be the best player he can be.”

Despite reported interest from Newcastle and Arsenal, Tielemans remained at the King Power Stadium and remains a key part of Rodgers plans as he looks to improve on a dismal start to the season.

However, there is sure to be a renewal of interest in Tielemans when the January transfer window opens for business.

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The former Monaco star will move into the final six months of his current contract in the new year and that would allow him to negotiate a pre-contract agreement with a club on the continent.

Reflecting on his decision to remain with the Foxes, Tielemans admitted he does not regret staying with the club and admitted he would only leave for the right ‘project’.

Speaking on International duty, the midfielder said: “I’m not going to speak too much about my contract situation at the moment.

“I didn’t leave Leicester in the summer as I always said the project had to be the right one.

“Just because things are getting worse now at Leicester doesn’t mean I should regret (staying).”

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