Foxes defender Yohan Benalouane keen to move on


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Leicester defender Yohan Benalouane says he is unhappy at the King Power Stadium and has admitted he would be open to moving to Italy.

The 31-year-old joined Leicester in the summer of 2015 from Atalanta but he struggled to get to grips with the demands of English football.

Benalouane was restricted to just 64 minutes of Premier League football during his debut campaign with Leicester, while he has failed to make more than 11 appearances in a single season.

Leicester even agreed to send the central defender on loan to Fiorentina for the second half of the 2015-16 season, although he failed to make a single appearance due to injury.

He looks unlikely to force his way into Claude Puel’s plans next term following the addition of Jonny Evans this summer and reports have linked the Tunisian with a permanent move away.

The former Saint-Etienne man has added more fuel to the rumours and insists he would be happy to return to Serie A if the right club expresses an interest.

Benalouane said: “Serie A is my favourite league, I lived there, it would be a great pleasure to come back. Now we’ll see, the market has just opened, it’s a goal to return to the country I consider mine.

At Leicester, I’m not happy.” Leicester can be backed at 9.00 to win their opening game of 2018-19, while Manchester United are priced at 1.36 to win at Old Trafford, and the draw is available at 4.75.

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