FOXES EYE ROMA WINGER
Leicester City are being linked with a move for Roma winger Cengiz Under.
The Foxes have been credited with an interest in the 23-year-old, with fresh reports also naming Premier League rivals Newcastle United as a potential suitor.
According to a report in Inside Futbol, the Magpies have enquired about taking Under on loan for the season.
The report goes on to state that the Serie A club are willing to let Under leave before the October 5 deadline, with the player also having admirers from Germany with Bundesliga side Hertha Berlin.
It has also been claimed that Roma are only interested in letting Under leave on a permanent basis, with the Italian club looking for €25m for his services.
PUNDIT’S VARDY CLAIM
Everton legend Tim Cahill believes the short pre-season break could well benefit Leicester City ‘s talismanic striker Jamie Vardy as he looks to continue his run of goalscoring form.
Vardy netted four goals in 10 Premier League games following the resumption of the 2019/20 season on the back of the coronavirus pandemic.
The extension of last season has led to a dramatically shortened summer break, and Cahill, appearing as a pundit for Sky Sports’ coverage of Leicester City’s clash with West Bromwich Albion, believes Vardy will benefit.
It’s safe to say Jamie Vardy loves playing at the Hawthorns.
The Leicester City striker has scored in all of last five visits to West Bromwich Albion, and netted twice more from the spot as his side eased to a 3-0 win over the Baggies on Sunday.
Of course, scoring goals isn’t Vardy’s only talent. Indeed, he’s not exactly shied away from winding up opposition fans over the years, and seemingly couldn’t resist another cheeky swipe this time around.
After slotting home his side’s third goal, Vardy ran over to the corner and cupped his ears to the stands, despite there being no supporters in attendance.
New Leicester City signing Timothy Castagne has proven he is built for the Premier League and, unlike most overseas signings, won’t need a bedding-in period.
Castagne, an £18m recruit from Atalanta, was not bought to find the net, but the 24-year-old showed his prowess in front of goal to open the scoring in City’s 3-0 win over West Brom at the Hawthorns on Sunday as the Belgian a dream debut.
He also helped a makeshift back-line keep a clean sheet, with defensive midfielder Wilfred Ndidi forced to fill in next to former Genk team-mate Castagne with City short on centre-backs.
City boss Brendan Rodgers said Castagne’s performance shows he is ready-made for English football and won’t need to acclimatise.