Leicester City outcast Nampalys Mendy is desperate for a move to French side Bordeaux, after a frustrating maiden season in England. The 25-year-old midfielder made just four Premier League appearances last season, completing the full 90 minutes just once in a 3-0 defeat to Chelsea at the King Power Stadium. The former French youth international suffered from two separate injuries last season, keeping him out of action for the majority of the campaign. Signed last summer for £13m as the replacement for N'Golo Kant é, Mendy now will try to convince the Leicester City hierarchy that he should be allowed to go on loan, with Bordeaux his preferred destination. In an interview with French publication L'Equipe last
James Milner will begin full training with the Liverpool squad when they return from their pre-season trip to Germany. The Reds are currently in Germany ahead of clashes with Hertha Berlin and Bayern Munich, but Milner is unlikely to feature in either game. Jurgen Klopp instead expects to have the 31-year-old back fit ahead of their final friendly with Athletic Bilbao on August 5 in Dublin.
Leicester City are reportedly closing in on highly-rated Coventry City youngster George Thomas. Thomas proved to a major hit for the Sky Blues in League One last season with Newcastle United and Swansea City also rumored to be also interested. However, according to the Independent, it's the former Premier League Champions who are closing in on the signature of Thomas and they're ready to make a second bid of £500,000 - a £300,000 offer was rebuffed by Coventry in June. It was Swansea who were favorites to land Thomas although they pulled out over Coventry's demands. Should no compensation fee be agreed between the Midlands outfit and whoever does tie up a deal for Thomas, the matter would