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Youri Tielemans set for Leicester medical ahead of permanent move

Image: Youri Tielemans spent the second half of last season on loan at Leicester

Youri Tielemans will undergo a medical at Leicester on Saturday as the club near an agreement with Monaco for the midfielder, Sky Sports News has learned.

Tielemans flew to Birmingham on Friday evening with a view to finalising the deal before Leicester travel to France next week for their pre-season training camp.

Sky Sports News expects the final fee to be around £40m - a club-record - and the 22-year-old is now set to become Brendan Rodgers' third signing of the summer after full-back James Justin arrived from Luton and Ayoze Perez joined from Newcastle for £30m.

Youri Tielemans starred for Leicester
Image: Tielemans lew to Birmingham on Friday evening with a view to finalising the deal

It is thought Monaco agreed to allow Tielemans to travel to the East Midlands now that they are confident an agreement can be reached.

At this stage, it does not involve a swap deal with Adrien Silva moving from Leicester to the Ligue 1 side, even though Silva impressed while on loan there last season.

A deal for the Portuguese is being discussed separately with Monaco - though it is understood there is also interest in the midfielder from elsewhere.

Tielemans spent the second half of last season on loan at the King Power Stadium, making 13 appearances, scoring three goals and adding four assists.

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Image: Tielemans is set to become Brendan Rodgers' third signing of the summer

His performances alerted a number of other top clubs, in the Premier League and Europe, but Leicester have worked hard to secure him after Rodgers made him his top transfer target.

Sky Sports News reported earlier this week that Tielemans had made it clear to his agent that Leicester was his preferred destination, even though it was suggested Manchester United might come in for him if Paul Pogba leaves Old Trafford this summer.

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