Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers has expressed his desire for defender Jonny Evans to sign a new contract with the club in the near future.
The Northern-Ireland centre-back is out of contract at the end of the current campaign having originally penned a three-year deal when he joined from West Bromwich Albion.
Having been a consistent first-choice alongside fellow centre-back Caglar Soyuncu under Rodgers, the Foxes’ boss is understandably keen for his compatriot to extend his stay at the King Power Stadium.
Talking ahead of his side’s Premier League clash with Manchester City, Rodgers said: “Our intention was to get through to the end of the season then the club and Jonny’s agent would pick it up from there.
“He is clearly a player I would love to keep here. He has been absolutely brilliant, not just in the games but in training with setting the standards and the mentality.
“I believe the discussion will go on between Jonny’s agent and the club, and hopefully we can find a solution to keeping him here.”
Evans could make his first appearance of the season at the Etihad Stadium as he returns from suspension. He is at odds of 66/1 with Betfair to net the opening goal of the match.