The King Power Stadium

Next Game

Leicester v S'land

Saturday, 08 August 2015, 15:00

Barclays Prem

Pearson: Deals to be done

Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson expects talks to be opened shortly regarding extensions to expiring contracts.

Last Updated: 08/04/14 at 14:59 Post Comment

Nigel Pearson: Has guided Leicester back to the Premier League

Nigel Pearson: Has guided Leicester back to the Premier League

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

With the Foxes having secured promotion back to the Premier League, preparations for next season can now begin.

Tying key men down to new deals is considered a top priority, with discussions having been held back as a bid to return to the top tier unfolded.

A lack of activity on the contract front has sparked speculation regarding the futures of Kasper Schmeichel, David Nugent and Lloyd Dyer.

They are, however, set to be offered new deals, while the likes of Danny Drinkwater, Liam Moore and Jeff Schlupp will see fresh terms tabled.

Pearson's own future will also be looked at, as his contract runs down, but he remains confident that all issues will be resolved in good time - with it important to ensure that a successful squad is kept together.

He said in the Leicester Mercury: "I don't see any reason to put timescales on it. The fact we've gained promotion certainly helps our situation.

"The players have put an awful lot of hard work, effort and commitment into the season. I'm sure as a group, they'll want to go to the next level now.

"We have had speculation here throughout the season. We have a number of players where questions are continually being asked about their contract situation.

"There was always an element of whether it was going to be destabilising or not.

"For the players, it has turned out very positively.

"It's an ongoing process for those players and, in some ways, it has galvanised the squad, they have a common goal.

"We have been able to manage through that, and what gives you the opportunity to do that is results. If they aren't very good, then those potential distractions can be more intrusive."

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

think that puts all doubts over Benteke's quality to bed. Can he do it after receiving the ball to feet, in the box, totally unmarked, on a warm, sunny afternoon in Swindon? Oh yes he can! This year is definitely Liverpool's year. YNWA.

rationalmanc
WATCH: Benteke's debut screamer

A

ll very well selling all midfield and strikers but unless we bring anyone in that is better than what we had then it will be a terrible transfer window in my view. Sorted out the defense but our midfield and striker options look very light.

bigo
Spurs Halfway To The Perfect Summer

L

ove it when Jose accuses others of being defensive, cynical and playing to win. If I was Wenger, I'd get that quote laminated and framed - surely the biggest compliment he's ever received from Mourinho. You've got him riled Arsene - you're relevant again!

suarez_blind
Jose rues pitch and weather after defeat

Footer 365

Pep: Schweini not fit for three years

Manchester United's new signing Bastian Schweinsteiger has not been fit for three years, says his former boss Pep Guardiola.

Rio: Stones a 'lunatic' to join Chelsea

Rio Ferdinand says that John Stones would be a 'lunatic' to join Chelsea and sit on their bench.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has 'difficult questions'

Arsenal centre-half Per Mertesacker says manager Arsene Wenger has a lot of "difficult questions" to answer.

Mail Box

There's A Lot Of Anger About TV...

...and how much you have to pay - largely for games you don't actually want to watch. Many of you are forced to go illegal. We also have mails on Chelsea, Angel di Maria and...

Not Just A Friendly. This Had Meaning...

Arsenal fans are very excited about beating Chelsea (don't remind them about last year), while there is criticism for BT and a football fan tired of being screwed by TV...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company