DENNIS PRAET has told Leicester City he is not prepared to sit on the bench again next season.
And a return to Italy could be on the cards for the Belgian international this summer.
Leicester and Belgium midfielder Dennis Praet could be on his way out of the King Power this summerCredit: Getty
The 27-year-old cost the Foxes £18million when he signed from Sampdoria in August 2019.
Heading back to Serie A would suit the experienced midfielder who only made three appearances after returning from injury in March.
Praet failed to shift fellow Belgian Youri Tielemans and Wilfred Ndidi and his prospects for regular game time have lessened with the arrival of Boubakary Soumare from French champions Lille.
Brendan Rodgers is prepared to listen to offers for the unsettled Belgian, who has made it clear his future lies away from the King Power if he can’t get game-time for the Foxes.
Meanwhile, Leicester’s interest in Schalke’s Turkish international defender Ozan Kabak has cooled.
Reports suggesting the former Liverpool loanee was set for a medical ahead of a cut-price £8m move to the King Power are wide of the mark.
Kabak currently earns £80,000 a week and the canny Foxes are not prepared to pay that sort of money for a player who would effectively be a back-up to Jonny Evans, Wesley Fofana and Caglar Soyuncu.
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Leicester will host Europa League winners Villarreal at the King Power on Wednesday, August 4 (7.45pm ko).
The glamour friendly, three days before their Community Shield clash with Manchester City at Wembley, will see former fans favourite Vicente Iborra return to face his old club.
Iborra, who spent two seasons with Leicester, tweeted: “What great news!!! It’ll be very nice to see you soon Foxes family.”
The playmaker scored twice last season, including this thunderbolt against BurnleyCredit: AFP