Leicester will not be making a bid for Celtic defender Kristoffer Ajer this summer, according to reports in the local media.
The Foxes were one of the leading contenders to sign the Norwegian international, with the likes of Manchester City, Manchester United, Everton and Wolves also said to be keeping tabs on the player.
However, it appears Brendan Rodgers will not be looking to snap up Ajer, with the Premier League club said to be eyeing other centre-back targets.
The news will likely be welcomed by manager Neil Lennon who has been adamant that the 22-year-old won’t leave Celtic Park unless a sizeable bid comes along.
Last summer, the Hoops boss said that Ajer is worth a lot more than £15m when AC Milan were reportedly interested in the centre-back. Some reports have valued the Norwegian as high as £25m.
That figure is likely to have been reduced since then due to the current financial climate, but the Scottish champions are under no pressure to sell.
Ajer’s agent has stated in recent months that the player would be open to leaving Scotland but Lennon quickly closed down those comments by stating the defender has two years remaining on his contract.