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The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE ONE PLAY-OFF FINAL - By Neil Fissler

LE­ICES­TER CITY could strug­gle to keep hold of goal­keeper Kasper Sch­me­ichel if they fail to win pro­mo­tion to the Pre­mier League.

Sch­me­ichel was voted in the PFA team of the year and has only one more year left on his con­tract at the King Power Sta­dium.

The 26 year-old son of Manch­ester United le­gend Peter has been at­tract­ing the in­ter­est of Pre­mier League scouts all sea­son.

Sch­me­ichel has been in su­perb form for the Foxes this sea­son and is wanted by Wi­gan Ath­letic, West Ham United and Swansea City.

The Dan­ish in­ter­na­tional is be­lieved to be keen on play­ing in the Pre­mier League next sea­son but hasn’t dis­cussed his fu­ture with Nigel Pear­son.

The Foxes won’t want to lose him for noth­ing in 12 months time so will be keen for him to sign a new deal.

Sch­me­ichel has Pre­mier League ex­pe­ri­ence from his time at Manch­ester City and wants to play against the big­gest teams in the coun­try.

Wi­gan will only be se­ri­ous con­tenders if they win their fight against the drop while Swansea can of­fer Euro­pean football next sea­son.

Michael Lau­drup could lose Dutch in­ter­na­tional Michel Vorm this sum­mer and be­lieves that the son of his friend is the right man for the job.

The Ham­mers are keen on ei­ther Sch­me­ichel or Black­burn’s Jake Kean even though they have of­fered Jussi Jaaske­lainan a new deal.


want to con­tinue their re­cruit­ment with for­mer Ox­ford United striker Tom Crad­dock.

Mean­while, Mill­wall mid­fielder Therry Ra­con, who is out of con­tract at the Den this sum­mer, in­ter­ests Pom­pey. PLY­MOUTH Ar­gyle are eye­ing a swoop on Devon ri­vals Torquay United for their out-of-con­tract lead­ing scorer Rene Howe.

Howe, 26, who has scored 28 goals in his two sea­sons at Plain­moor is re­fus­ing to sign a new deal.

Ar­gyle man­aged to find the net only 46 times this sea­son as they avoided drop­ping into non-league football by one point.

Howe joined Torquay in July 2011 from Peter­bor­ough af­ter start­ing his ca­reer in non-league football with Bed­ford Town and Ket­ter­ing.

He net­ted 16 times for Torquay this sea­son. Alan Knill is ex­pect­ing him to move on and has ear­marked El­liot Benyon to re­place him.

Howe has also been watched by Yeovil Town boss Gary John­son.

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