Gray Bid Was Reported To Be £20m
Reports that Leicester City have turned down a £20million bid from Premier League rivals Bournemouth for winger Demarai Gray are believed to be wide of the mark.
A number of outlets claimed on Thursday that the Cherries have lodged a club record bid for the England under-21 international.
Gray has struggled for game time since arriving at the King Power Stadium from Birmingham City two seasons ago. He appeared in 30 Premier League games last season – 41 in all competitions – but he started just nine league games and four in cup competitions. He was even reduced to making three appearances in the much-maligned Checkatrade Trophy.
Gray is believed to be keen on a move that would give him more game time, but sources on the south coast claim there has been no bid from Bournemouth for the 21-year-old. Bournemouth were keen on Gray while he was at Birmingham.
Leicester boss Craig Shakespeare admitted recently that talks have taken place between the club and Gray’s representatives. However, he added that he is looking for ways to utilise him more regularly.
Contrary to reports there is no release clause in Gray’s contract with Leicester.