Everton-linked midfielder set to sign three-year deal with Premier League rivals after receiving 'five offers'

Wilfred Ndidi, right-centre, celebrates scoring for Leicester. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)Wilfred Ndidi, right-centre, celebrates scoring for Leicester. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)
Wilfred Ndidi, right-centre, celebrates scoring for Leicester. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images) | Getty Images
Wilfred Ndidi has reportedly been on the radar of Everton, Newcastle and Aston Villa.

Everton-linked midfielder Wilfred Ndidi is set to pen a new contract at Leicester City.

The Nigeria international is currently a free agent after allowing his Foxes deal to expire. That's despite helping Leicester back to the Premier League at the first time of asking. They won the Championship title, with Ndidi recording six goals and six assists in 36 appearances.

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The 27-year-old has spent the past seven-and-a-half years at the King Power Stadium, having been signed from Genk for £17 million in January 2017. Ndidi also played a key role when Leicester won the FA Cup in 2021 and has featured for the club in the Champions League, Europa League and Europa Conference League.

He did admit after the end of last season that he was open to a new challenge. Everton were one of the clubs linked, with Sean Dyche potentially in the market for a new midfielder should Amadou Onana depart this summer. The likes of Barcelona, Newcastle, Aston Villa and Sevilla were also said to be keen.

However, he's primed to pen a three-year contract at the Foxes despite having five offers.

Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano posted on X (formerly Twitter): “Wilfred Ndidi, set to sign new deal at Leicester City as final details are being discussed — then all sealed.

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“Exclusive details: contract until June 2027, three-year deal… with release clause also included. Despite more than 5 bids, Ndidi decides to stay and sign.”

Everton have already added to their midfield options after signing Tim Iroegbunam from Aston Villa for a fee of around £9 million. Jack Harrison (loan) and Iliman Ndiaye have also arrived from Leeds United and Marseille respectively.

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