Ndidi did not hold talks with Nottingham Forest but Chelsea tried for him before takeover 

Published: September 05, 2023
Ndidi did not hold talks with Nottingham Forest but Chelsea tried for him before takeover 

The transfer window in most European countries closed for business on Friday, September 1, 2023, with Wilfred Ndidi staying put at Leicester City despite strong speculations linking him with a transfer to Nottingham Forest. 


Forest had been in the market for a defensive midfielder and eventually sealed a deadline day move for Ivory Coast international Ibrahim Sangaré from PSV Eindhoven.


It was claimed that Nottingham Forest made a bid for the Nigeria international after the defensive midfielder had agreed personal terms with the two-time European champions, which would be akin to putting the cart before the horse. 


Allnigeriasoccer.com can exclusively report that Leicester City did not give Ndidi the green light to discuss personal terms with Nottingham Forest and he wasn't informed of any bid, so no talks took place. 


Chelsea had concrete interest in signing the Nath Boys product in the era of Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich but talks completely fell apart after the takeover of the club. 


Chelsea, under the previous management, had an excellent relationship with Leicester, bringing in N'Golo Kante, Ben Chilwell and Danny Drinkwater. 


For now, Ndidi is not thinking of a departure from Leicester City and is ready to see out his contract which expires on June 30, 2024, and another scenario could see him extend his stay at the King Power Stadium if he's offered a new deal. 


The 26-year-old has registered 13 goals and 13 assists in 244 all-competition appearances for the Foxes.



Ifeanyi Emmanuel 



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