Ranieri: Leicester want-away stars need to speak to me directly

The Foxes boss says he will happily have a discussion with any player looking to leave the club but insists potential moves away must suit both parties

Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri has asked any want-away stars to speak to him directly.

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A number of players have been linked away from the Premier League champions, including former £8m record buy Leonardo Ulloa, who has become frustrated with a lack of game time.

Polish international Bartosz Kapustka and wide man Jeff Schlupp are also reportedly unhappy.

And while Ranieri says he understands their situation, he insists players will only be allowed to leave if it suits the club.

“If somebody is not happy they can come to me and we will speak about what’s best for the club and what’s best for them,” he said.

“I don’t like to keep players who aren’t happy but if somebody is to go then it has to suit all parties.

“We could give a player away easily and then pay a lot to replace him.

“I want to help players but this is business. They pick up the money here so they have to respect that it is business.”