Leicester City rule out Austin bid

The Foxes won’t be renewing their interest

Leicester City have pulled their interest in Queens Park Rangers striker Charlie Austin, according to first-team coach Kevin Phillips.

The Foxes made a £12million bid earlier in the summer for The Rs star, but they saw it turned down with the recently relegated club holding out for at least £15m.

Interest in Austin

It was reported that Leicester may up their bid by the £3m, but it’s now looking like they’ve cooled their interest due to having options already within the club.

Austin has been linked with several Premier League clubs, including Newcastle United, Aston Villa, Chelsea and Southampton, and the news will come as a boost to them as Leicester withdraw their interest.

The 26-year-old netted 18 goals last season for QPR, but Phillips has ruled out Leicester making a bid due to the club already having five strikers at the club.

However he knows Austin will be a great signing for any club.

Leicester Cool Interest

Phillips said: “Charlie Austin would be an attractive proposition for any club.

“But we have five very good strikers here already. I think having six would be a bit too much.”

Striking Options

Leicester have recently signed Shinji Okazaki and he’s become the club’s fifth first-team striker, alongside David Nugent, Jamie Vardy, Andrej Kramaric and Leonardo Ulloa.

Written by Alex Batt – @AlexBatt

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