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Leicester City transfer news: Door not shut for Benalouane

French defender told he is at the back of the queue when it comes to Shakespeare’s defensive options

Yohan Benalouane has been told he is at the back of the queue when it comes to Leicester City manager Craig Shakespeare’s defensive options.

The French defender was left out of the squad for the League Cup tie at Sheffield United on Tuesday night, despite Shakespeare changing most of his side ahead of tomorrow’s trip to Manchester United.

Full-back Christian Fuchs was preferred to partner Harry Maguire at the heart of City’s defence and even 19-year-old defender Josh Knight was given a chance at Bramall Lane ahead of Benalouane.

Benalouane, who Shakespeare substituted in pre-season during a friendly at Burton Albion following a reckless challenge, has been linked with a move away from the club before the transfer window shuts next week, but Shakespeare said the door was still open for him.

“But I am not going to shut the door.

“If he wants to work his way above those he has work to do, which he knows, but he knows now where he stands in the line of centre backs.”

 

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