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Everton again linked with goalkeeper

Schmeichel was a name we’d heard often in the preseason

Leicester City v Everton - Premier League
Kasper Schmeichel seen here against Everton
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Premier League winner Kasper Schmeichel was heavily linked with a move away from Leicester City at the beginning of this season, but ended up signing a new five-year contract that would keep him at the club until 2021.

However, there’s certain to be changes at the Foxes at the end of this underwhelming season with the champions now dumped out of the FA Cup (after eliminating Everton earlier), and looking likely to be relegation candidates with the way their season is going.

The Daily Mirror is reporting that the Blues are interested in the goalkeeper once again, despite the upsurge in current starting goalie Joel Robles’ form.

This rumour barely makes sense, with there being no reason why Ronald Koeman would want to sell an excellent young player like Robles who has really grabbed his opportunity this season, and replace him with the 30-year-old Danish international who looks to have already peaked and is on his way downhill. With that contract, he could cost over £15million - why would Everton pay that for him to sit on the bench?

Joel has six clean sheets in ten appearances for the Toffees in the current campaign, has looked dominant at times and is high on confidence keeping the incumbent starter Maarten Stekelenburg out of the team right now. He has given up only seven goals in that time, of which three came in the back-and-forth battle against Bournemouth recently.

It appears silly season does not end with the transfer windows any more.