According to Corriere dello Sport, Lazio have rejected a £9 million bid from Leicester City for Dutch centre-back Wesley Hoedt.

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Sky Sports reported on Sunday evening that Leicester City had submitted a £9 million offer for the 22-year-old, who joined Lazio from AZ Alkmaar in the summer of 2015 on a free transfer.

However, Italian newspaper Corriere dello Sport is now reporting that the bid was made days ago and Lazio immediately rejected the offer. The club believe Hoedt is an integral part of their squad and are not willing to let him leave.

This report contradicts rumours from earlier this January with stories in the Italian media stating that Hoedt is surplus to requirements in Rome and that Lazio were looking to sell him to make room in their squad for new recruits.

Hoedt was a regular in Lazio’s team last season, but has only made nine appearances in this campaign, scoring twice.

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