Leicester in three-way transfer battle for Crystal Palace star as Michael Olise’s Chelsea snub hands Foxes boost


WINGER Jesurun Rak-Sakyi is wanted by Championship trio Leicester, Sunderland and Blackburn.

The Black Cats asked Crystal Palace about a loan for the 20-year-old amid growing interest in Patrick Roberts from Celtic and Southampton.

Crystal Palace star Jerusun Rak-Sakyi is wanted by a trio of Championship clubsRex

While Sunderland ace Patrick Roberts has also sparked interestRex

Rak-Sakyi shone at Charlton last season and could be allowed to leave Palace after Michael Olise snubbed a move to Chelsea and signed a new four-year deal.

Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers likes Sunderland ace Roberts, 26, who spent 18 months in Glasgow while he was still a Manchester City player.

Southampton could also join the Roberts race as they rebuild.

Eagles prodigy Rak-Sakyi netted 15 goals and added eight assists in League One with the Addicks.

Palace boss Roy Hodgson has spoken highly of him, even including him in the match day squad to face Sheffield United in their Premier League opener.

Before Olise signed his new deal, Hodgson said on Rak-Sakyi: “We like Jes – we’re happy to have him back. We like what we see in training. 

“As a coach, I am in no hurry to ask him to leave to go on loan.

“One hopes that will be the case. But these matters with young players can be complicated because they have their own feelings about getting match minutes.


“They also have agents who are suggesting to them that the next move in their career needs to be another loan.

“It’s a constant matter for discussion. We, the coaching staff, are happy to have him and happy to be working with him.”

In the case of Roberts, he scored five goals and had seven assists with the Sunderland last season.

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