Leicester City have rejected an offer from Premier League relegation rivals Sunderland for striker Leonardo Ulloa, according to Sky Sports News HQ reporter, Rob Dorsett.
— Sky Sports News HQ (@SkySportsNewsHQ) January 31, 2017
The Foxes forward has handed in a transfer request at the King Power, and tweeted on Monday firing shots at manager Claudio Ranieri, calling the title winning boss a betrayer.
With all respect for LCFC FANS.
I feel betrayed by Ranieri and let down by the club. I will not play again for them…
— Jose Leonardo Ulloa (@Ciclone1923) January 30, 2017
Despite reports that the club would accept offers in the region of £5m for the former Brighton striker, the club have now, according to Dorsett, snubbed a bid of £7.5m from fellow strugglers Sunderland.
The Premier League champion has made just one league start this season, and has also been dropped down to the U23’s this season, playing in a Checkatrade Trophy game against Walsall.