Barcelona will miss out on securing the services of Leicester City midfielder Youri Tielemans as the Belgian is not interested in a move to Camp Nou.
The Belgian midfielder was previously lined up by Barca as a possible replacement for Sergi Busquets, who could leave at the end of the season.
However, according to Marca newspaper , they fear they will lose the 25-year-old due to his lack of interest in joining Xavi’s squad.
Tielemans, whose contract expires at the end of the season, was heavily linked with Arsenal in the summer transfer window.
Barcelona are expected to miss out on the signing of Leicester City midfielder Youri Tielemans, according to Marca. pic.twitter.com/ISO8JfONym
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The Premier League leaders are expected to make another move for the midfielder in January , with Leicester looking to cash in on the Belgian to avoid losing him on a free next summer.
Tielemans, who was part of the Belgium squad that was knocked out of the World Cup on Thursday, could sign a pre-contract next month with Barcelona, but the La Liga leaders are expected to move on to other targets.
Real Sociedad’s Martin Zubimendi is one of the names linked, along with Wolves’ Ruben Neves.