Youri Tielemans 'close' to signing new Leicester contract

Leicester City midfielder Youri Tielemans is ‘close’ to signing a new long-term contract with the club following his match-winning performance in the FA Cup final against Chelsea.

Tielemans scored one of the best goals in FA Cup final history to seal Leicester’s first-ever FA Cup trophy over the weekend, capping off another fine season for the Belgium international.

Tielemans was Leicester's FA Cup final match-winner | Pool/Getty Images

90min first revealed last October that Leicester are keen to agree and new and improved deal with Tielemans, who at that time had already been the subject of discreet enquiries from Paris Saint-Germain, Juventus and Inter checking on any potential availability.

Fast forward six months and the Daily Telegraph now writes a new deal is almost complete, with talks having been ongoing for the past few weeks.

Tielemans only has two more years left on his current contract until 2023, which means now is a good time time for Leicester to arrange fresh terms in order to keep him long-term.

As 90min explained back in October, the 24-year-old is happy at Leicester and is grateful to the club for giving him the chance to kick-start his career following a disappointing spell with Monaco.