By Wayne Veysey

8th Sep, 2022 | 2:58pm

Sources: Leicester City block Caglar Soyuncu from joining Turkish club today

Leicester City have blocked Caglar Soyuncu from joining a Turkish club ahead of Thursday’s transfer cut-off, sources have told Football Insider.

Besiktas and Galatasaray both made approaches to sign the Turkey international, 26, before that country’s deadline.

Leicester have decided to keep hold of Soyuncu and not let him go as they battle to climb off the bottom of the table.

Soyuncu has yet to feature in the Premier League for Leicester this term and is firmly down the pecking order under Brendan Rodgers.

The defender has been a regular for the Foxes over the last three seasons, making a combined 85 Premier League appearances over those campaigns.

However, after failing to make it onto the pitch from the bench in Leicester’s first five league games of the season, he was dropped from the matchday squad entirely for last weekend’s loss to Brighton.

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The Turkey international joined Leicester in August 2018 though he only made eight appearances in that debut season in English football.

He arrived from SC Freiburg after establishing himself as a regular during his two seasons in the Bundesliga.

Soyuncu has made 48 appearances for his country, scoring two goals.

Leicester City are yet to win a Premier League game so far this season and were beaten 5-2 by Brighton on Sunday (4 September).

The Foxes are next in action against fellow strugglers Aston Villa on Saturday (10 September).

In other news, ex-Fifa official suggested VAR ‘technical fault’ as controversial Alexis Mac Allister footage emerges at Brighton.