Leicester City have rejected offers from centre-back Yannick Westergaard from Brentford, Valencia and a leading French club, FootballTransfers understands.
The Denmark international signed for the Foxes from Southampton a year ago for 15 million pounds (17.5 million euros), but the 30-year-old has struggled to win match time under coach Brendan Rodgers.
Being a Premier League midfielder during his time with Saints, Westergaard did not make Leicester’s squad for any of his first four Premier League matches, which ended with three defeats and a draw. This is despite Leicester conceding 10 goals in these matches.
However, Westergaard did get some time in the Carabao Cup match against Stockport last week, helping his side keep their only clean sheet of the season so far.
Moreover, he also participated twice with Denmark during their international matches in June and it started when they won away from France and Austria in the Nations League.
Three offers were rejected
Despite being on the sidelines at Leicester, the club dropped several offers for Westergaard over the summer. The first of which was a transfer on loan from Premier League rival Brentford, which was an offer made earlier in the transfer window.
Then, Valencia and an unnamed side of Ligue 1 tried to broker a loan only to be returned as Leicester would only accept a permanent move at a high asking price.
According to sources contacted by FootballTransfers, the King Power Stadium club is seeking to recoup as much of its initial player expenses as possible.
Although Verstagaard hasn’t even been on the bench in the Premier League this season, Leicester have been inflexible in making a successful deal.