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Leicester will ‘throw big money’ in bid to tempt manager in after he previously turned them down

Leicester City will reportedly ‘throw big money’ in a bid to tempt manager Graham Potter in after he previously turned them down.

The Foxes, who were relegated to the second tier last week, have now contacted him for a second time and are desperate for an immediate return to the Premier League.

After his dismissal from Blues, the 48-year old chose to take a break from football.

Leicester want him so bad that it’s claimed by Alan Nixon, that they are willing to pay a lot of money to Potter in the hope that he’ll say “yes”.

Many of their player are out of contract, and key players such as James Maddison and Harvey Barnes are likely be sold.

Dean Smith took over back in April, signing a short-term deal with the club until the end of the campaign to replace Brendan Rodgers and could see his contract not be renewed.

Potter has not yet committed to Leicester, and is still in negotiations with French club Nice, with the manager wanting to manage in European football again having previously done so with Chelsea.

Potter isn’t however in a rush to return to the touchline having received a large payoff from Chelsea for his brief stint.

Crystal Palace lined him up, but he’s not their top choice if Roy Hodgson departs, if anything, the veteran boss looks likely to stay on if reports are anything to go by.

Meanwhile, Leicester Mercury write that Leicester City will have money to spend in the upcoming transfer window as the club look to rebuild.

The aim is to reduce the wage bill, seeing a number of players leaving while still bringing in some incomings to challenge for promotion.

Dean Smith signed a deal until the end of the season and was due to hold talks with the club this week.

The Athletic report that despite having to reduce the wage bill, the manager will probably have ‘the largest budget in the Championship’ for the summer window with there being ‘money to spend’ following player sales.

City are looking at fees of at least £40 million for each player. At least some of that money could then be invested back into the squad.

The first player being liked with joining the East Midlands outfit is 19 year old Chilean winger Dario Osorio, with a $7 million offer said to have been submitted.

This is what Twitter users are saying with reports saying Leicester will ‘throw big money’ in a bid to tempt manager Graham Potter in after he previously turned them down…

@coley_79: Has to be Brendan Rodgers or Graham Potter for me #lufc

@JackWFC1234: This would be fucking absurdly good, my god

@crazyaboutLCFC: Doubt Potter will want to come to Leicester but if we would could pull this off it would be insane imo. But I’m not sure Potter wants to manage leicester unless we offer him a big spending budget or big wage

@lufcMM0: Would be class appointment that for Leicester.

@OPlcfc: Pleaseeeeee just get this done

@R__J202: would piss it

@Harvey_dj: Be good move for him – get his confidence and credibility back – he will get them promoted in a precession like Burnley did

@L3w1s_Nufc55: going down is probably the best thing for them if they get potter. gives them a chance to clear the deadwood and the players on huge wages and with someone like potter they’ll gan straight back up anyway, fair play

@MRayns84: This is admirable and if we pull it off fair play, but in reality, it’s like we’ve still not woken up to the reality of what has happened. We are a championship club now. I think he’ll have offers from the top flight. #lcfc

@MJDLCFC: Give him a good wage, a hefty budget, and a say in this rebuild. Sell him the project 🦊

@craiglcfc: JUST GET IT DONE.

@__LD1999: he’d be a fool to turn us down, get him in

@ArchieNUFC: Leicester would break the points record

@nhoblcfc: Not even getting excited, surely not?….

@ThriveRoy2: 1000% up for this

@IufcIiam: Southampton and Leicester both getting new managers while we don’t even know who our owners gonna be next season and don’t have a DoF

@JackJ_: As unrealistic as it seems, I’m starting to convince myself that this could actually happen. Biggest budget in the Championship and a squad he can completely rebuild in superb facilities. Plus he’d be out of the limelight after his tough time at Chelsea 🤔 #lcfc

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