Leicester Considering €25m Deal for Olympiacos Left-Back as Ben Chilwell Replacement

23 March 2020 03:42

​Leicester are considering a deal for Olympiacos left-back Konstantinos Tsimikas that could be worth up to €25m amid fears over Ben Chilwell's future at the club.

Chilwell has been linked with a big-money move away from the King Power Stadium this summer – most frequently with Chelsea – and Leicester are seemingly preparing for a scenario in which the young defender leaves the club.

As a result, Leicester have turned their attention to 23-year-old Olympiacos full-back Tsimikas, who has impressed during the Greek side's European campaign this season, making 37 appearances and registering seven assists in all competitions.

​Sportime reports that a deal could set Brendan Rodgers' side back around €25m according to Olympiacos chief scout and former player Francois Modesto, but a deal could be struck for less than that if push comes to shove.

A deal for the Greek defender will likely hinge on Chilwell's decision on whether or not to stay in the east Midlands, with ​Leicester already having backup options for the Englishman in the form of Christian Fuchs and James Justin. 

Leicester have also been ​previously linked with Porto left-back Alex Telles – who could cost around £40m – and the Brazilian is also being lined up by Champions League rivals ​Chelsea.

Ben Chilwell

Another man who could be on his way out of Leicester in the near future is club coach Kolo Toure, who has recently revealed that he would consider a move in to management when the 'time is right'.

The ​Leicester Mercury reported that the former Arsenal, Manchester City and Liverpool defender is very happy with his current situation and progress under Rodgers at Leicester, but hasn't ruled out a career as a first-team manager.

"As long as you are a good man, you have good manners and want to bring the best from the players, the players will like you," said Toure.

Kolo Toure

"I am very happy with my progression right now, working with Brendan Rodgers. I am learning a lot. When the time comes, everybody will feel it."

Source: 90min