Ousmane Dembele snubs Leicester interest

Rennes’ teenage sensation Ousmane Dembele has told Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri that he won’t be joining the newly-crowned Premier League champions next season.

The 18-year-old scooped he Ligue 1 young player of the year award at the weekend following a breakthrough season which included 12 goals in 25 appearances. The French forward has been linked with a host of top European clubs.

“Yes, I spoke with Claudio Ranieri. I told him that I am not going to Leicester,” Dembele told Ouest-France.

“I know where I am going. I spent six wonderful years at Stade Rennais. I’m proud of what I’ve achieved at the club.”