EXCLUSIVE By Pete O’Rourke

Leicester City midfielder Hamza Choudhury is in advanced talks over a lucrative new deal at the club, Football Insider understands.

Choudhury has established himself as a key man in Brendan Rodgers’ side and the club are keen to reward him for his progress with a new contract.

A Leicester source has told Football Insider that negotiations are an extension are progressing well and all parties are confident an agreement can be reached.

The 21-year-old still has three years to run on his current deal, but Leicester are set to offer him improved terms in recognition of his importance to the team.

Choudhury has started all of Leicester’s Premier League games so far this term after emerging as the first-choice midfield partner for Wilfred Ndidi.

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The all-action midfielder was on the fringes of the first-team under Claudio Ranieri before being given his Premier League debut under Claude Puel, but it has been under Rodgers where the midfielder has really become a mainstay in the team.

Choudhury, who has come through the youth ranks at Leicester, is a regular in the England Under-21s side and he has been tipped for a call-up to the senior squad in the near future.

In other Leicester City news, Sheffield United have been working on a deal to sign Foxes 24-year-old.