Brendan Rodgers wants a new attacking midfielder at Leicester but admits Christian Eriksen may prove too expensive.

Rodgers wants more creativity as Belgium midfielder Dennis Praet is out until April.

Leicester, who are third in the Premier League, have been linked with a loan move for ex-Tottenham ace Christian Eriksen,28, who quit north London a year ago.

But the Dane is on £300,000-a-week at Inter Milan in Italy and Leicester are unwilling to pay all his wages in full.

“We are always optimistic here but there has to be a sense a reality,” admitted boss Rodgers when pressed on his transfer plans.



Christian Eriksen has been linked with a quick return to the Premier League
Christian Eriksen has been linked with a quick return to the Premier League

“In this window if we can bring in an attacking midfielder that would be fantastic.

“We have lost an attacking midfielder in Dennis Praet who is going to be out until April we think.

“That is a big chunk of the season.

“The other players we have are more defensive midfielders like Wilfred Ndidi, Nampalys Mendy, Hamza Choudhury and Daniel Amartey.



Leicester want a new attacking midfielder but Eriksen may be too expensive for them
Leicester want a new attacking midfielder but Eriksen may be too expensive for them

“So ideally we would like to bring in someone who is more offensive if that player is available.

“But it is very difficult.

“Some will be out of our price range and we won’t be able to do it.

“If there is someone who can come in and support us in this period then we will look to do that.

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Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers
Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers

“We can’t move away from what is our market and that is just financially the position we are in as a club.

“But that doesn’t mean that we can’t get very good players.

“Our recruitment has been exceptional in terms of the players we have brought in, in the market we are operating in.”





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