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Pearson signs new three-year contract for Foxes

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BREAKING: #lcfc manager Nigel Pearson has signed a new three-year contract. #PearsonLCFC

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Assistant Managers Craig Shakespeare and Steve Walsh have also agreed new deals until June 2017. #PearsonLCFC

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NP: "I feel very proud to be the manager of a Club with genuine ambition, a clear direction and loyal owners." #PearsonLCFC

Leicester City host Everton in first Premier League game

Leicester City celebrate winning Championship season Credit: Tom Yates/PA Wire

Leicester City will host Everton at the King Power Stadium to start their Premier League campaign on August 16th.

The fixtures lists for next season have been released this morning.

The Foxes also will face Chelsea and Arsenal before the end of August.

See the full fixtures list for Leicester's first season back in the Premier League here.

Drinkwater signs new deal with Leicester

Daniel Drinkwater signs a new four-year deal at Leicester City Credit: Nigel French/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Leicester City Midfielder Danny Drinkwater has signed a new four-year deal with the Foxes.

The 24-year-old made 49 appearances for Nigel Pearson's side last season and scored eight goals.

Drinkwater said: "I'm absolutely delighted to commit my future to Leicester City. The Club and the manager have shown a lot of faith in me since I joined and I've never enjoyed my football more than I did last season.

"It's an exciting time for the Club, going back into the Premier League. We've worked extremely hard to get there and I'm really looking forward to being part of the journey in the next four seasons as we look to establish the Club back in the top flight."

Drinkwater joined City from Manchester United in January 2012.

Futacs leaves Leicester

Futacs has become a free agent with immediate effect Credit: Barrington Coombs/EMPICS Sport

Leicester have announced striker Marko Futacs has left the club after it was mutually agreed to cancel the remainder of his contract.

The Hungarian, who has been capped three times by his country, made just a handful of appearances for the Foxes during his two-year stint at the club and spent most of last season on loan at Diosgyori VTK, having previously been loaned to Blackpool.

It has been decided by both parties that he is surplus to requirements at the King Power Stadium and he becomes a free agent with immediate effect.

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Kasper Schmeichel thanks fans after new deal signing

Kasper Schmeichel has thanked Leicester City fans following the signing of his new four year contract with the club.

The goalkeeper also said he is "delighted" to commit his future to Leicester City, who will be playing in the Premier League next season.

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Delighted to commit my future to Leicester city in the Premier league ,want to thank the owners and the gaffer for the support...(continue)

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And making it happen. can't wait to get the season started and to welcome our new signings.

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To our fans thank you for your great support and encouragement the last 3 years. Can't wait to play in front of you in the premier league

Albrighton leaves Villa after 16 years for Leicester City

Villa's Marc Albrighton Credit: Nick Potts/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Aston Villa Winger Marc Albrighton's leaving Villa Park after 16 years to join Leicester City next month.

He will join on a four-year deal. Albrighton said:

“It was a great 16 years for me at Villa and I had some really wonderful times there that will stay with me forever. I’m coming away now with my head held high and really looking forward to this fresh challenge with Leicester. I just can’t wait to get going.

“I’ve spoken to the manager and I know he has big plans, so I just can’t wait to get started and be involved. Before I joined I spoke to a few people and nobody had a bad word to say about the manager or the Club, so I’m delighted to have everything agreed for the new season. "

“I’ve watched some of Leicester’s games over the last season and the lads have really played some great football. It’s incredible what they have achieved, and they’ve deserved every bit of their success."

“I’ve watched some of Leicester’s games over the last season and the lads have really played some great football. It’s incredible what they have achieved, and they’ve deserved every bit of their success."

“Now I’m looking forward to getting involved myself. I’m a direct player who is very positive with the ball and who likes to cross. All strikers say they like crosses in the box, and they can guarantee that I’ll be doing that for them.”

Leicester City sign Villa's Marc Albrighton

Leicester City are preparing for Premier League football by signing Aston Villa winger Marc Albrighton on a four-year deal.

He will move to the King Power Stadium on a free transfer on 1st July when his contract at Villa expires.

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