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Morgan: Leicester can defy odds to defend title

Wes Morgan is confident Leicester can defend the Premier League title. Credit: PA

Leicester captain Wes Morgan believes his side can defy the odds again by defending their Premier League title.

The Foxes' 5000/1 success last year captured the nation's imagination but they once again find themselves behind the division's traditional heavyweights in the pre-season betting.

Morgan, though, insists there is no lack of belief in the dressing room.

Speaking ahead of Sunday's Community Shield against Manchester United, Morgan told BBC Radio 5 Live's Sportsweek: "Last season no-one thought it was possible and we did that, so why not? We're defending champions, we're full of confidence, we know what we're capable of.

"On our day we are capable of beating anyone so I don't see we can't go ahead and do it again.

"We're going to have to be ready for the onslaught, so to speak, but that's to be expected as defending champions. We'll be ready when the time comes."

Leicester complete signing of winger Kapustka

Leicester have signed Poland international winger Bartosz Kapustka.

The 19-year-old has joined the Premier League champions from Cracovia in his homeland, putting pen to paper on a five-year contract.

Kapustka made over 60 appearances for Cracovia. Credit: PA

Claudio Ranieri's side are currently in Stokholm where they will play Barcelona on Wednesday night in the International Champions Cup and Kapustka has linked up with his new team mates in the Swedish capital.

Kapustka made over 60 appearances for Cracovia, with his displays leading to an international debut for Poland in September 2015 when he came on as a substitute against Gibraltar.

He was part of the Poland squad at this summer's European Championships in France and produced an impressive display in the opening group game against Northern Ireland.

Kapustka is the fifth new arrival at the King Power Stadium during the close season following the arrivals of Luis Hernandez, Ron-Robert Zieler, Papy Mendy and Ahmed Musa.

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Everton confirm Walsh as new director of football

Steve Walsh has joined Everton. Credit: PA

Everton have confirmed the appointment of Steve Walsh as their new director of football.

Walsh arrives from Leicester having played a role in the club's stunning Premier League title success last season.

The 51-year-old, who has previously held positions at Bury, Chester and Chelsea, will start work at Everton immediately.

Leicester title win was madness - Drinkwater

Danny Drinkwater says Leicester's title win proved people wrong Credit: PA

Danny Drinkwater described Leicester's season as "madness" after the champions finished 10 points clear at the top of the Premier League.

The midfielder, who made his England debut against Holland in March, scored the equaliser in the 1-1 draw at Chelsea on the final day of the campaign.

It meant Claudio Ranieri's Foxes finished the season with a 12-match unbeaten run since the February 14 loss at Arsenal, one of just three defeats.

The goal at Stamford Bridge, cancelling out Cesc Fabregas' penalty, was Drinkwater's second goal of the season, following his January strike against Stoke and he celebrated energetically in front of the travelling Leicester fans.

Madness. If you'd said that (we would win the title) at the start of the season everyone would be saying 'no chance'. But we've proved a hell of a lot of people wrong. I hit it clean and enjoyed the celebration.

More importantly we continued on this unbeaten run, which was perfect. We've lost three games this season, which is a reflection on how well we've done as a team.

Home and away the fans have been brilliant. They've had a lot to cheer about. Credit to them, they backed us all the way.

– Danny Drinkwater
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