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Martin Jol's Maradona starts at Leicester


Leicester City starting XI: Schmeichel; Wasilewski; Morgan; Miquel; Konchesky; James; Hammond; Drinkwater; Knockaert; Schlupp; Wood #lcfc


Fulham team at Leicester: Stekelenburg; Zverotic, Hughes, Senderos, Riise; Duff, Karagounis, Boateng, Kacaniklic; Taarabt; Rodallega. #COYW

Martin Jol likened Adel Taarabt to Maradona today. If you say so, Martin!

Konchesky deal falls through

PA Sport understands a proposed move to Brighton for Leicester defender Paul Konchesky has fallen though.

The former England international's wages are thought to have been a stumbling block but the left-back also preferred to remain with the Foxes rather than join their Sky Bet Championship rivals.

Foxes release Wellens

Richie Wellens has had his contract with Leicester terminated by mutual consent.

Wellens had a year remaining on his deal at the King Power Stadium but last season found himself out of favour and has been told he is not part of manager Nigel Pearson's future plans.

Wellens has been training with former club Oldham this summer to maintain his fitness while he has been heavily linked with a return to another of his old teams, Doncaster.


Richards 'to become Leicester chairman'

A boardroom shake up at Leicester is set to see Sir Dave Richards become the Championship club's new chairman, PA Sport understands.

Richards, the former Sheffield Wednesday chairman, will return to club football when he steps down from his role with the FA Premier League at the end of this month.

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