Leicester's Youri Tielemans linked with both Liverpool and Barcelona
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Leicester's Youri Tielemans linked with both Liverpool and Barcelona

FC Barcelona and Liverpool will battle it out for the signature of Leicester City midfielder Youri Tielemans.

Tielemans has been one of the most outstanding players for his club this season with his goal helping the club to the FA Cup triumph over Chelsea a fortnight ago.

Reports from Calcio Mercato say that Barca could add the Belgian to their arsenal as they feel that his presence will add competition to their midfield options but face competition from Liverpool if they are to pursue the 24-year-old’s signature.

With two years left on Tielemans’ contract, Leicester is already thinking of adding the midfielder a new deal and wants to keep him at the club but that will largely depend on their participation in the Champions League which they might miss next season.

Liverpool sees Tieleman as a perfect replacement for Gini Wijnaldum and reports are rife that they are in the market for a midfielder with the Dutchman set to leave for Barca in the summer on a free transfer after failing to agree on a new deal.

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