With the Premier League season already upon us, time is running out for Arsenal to get their man

Arsenal are keen to sign Youri Tielemans from Leicester City. (Photo by George Wood/Getty Images)

Arsenal-linked Youri Tielemans is out of contract in the summer of 2023, leaving Leicester in danger of losing the Belgian midfielder for free.

With little indication the 25-year-old is willing to extend his contract at the King Power, talk of a move has been rife – Brendan Rodgers said last week that a departure “is a possibility”.

The ɢυппeгѕ are certainly keen, though Rodgers says the Foxes have yet to receive a bid for the player who is reportedly valued at around £30million.

With the Premier League season having already kicked off and Arsenal yet to show their hand, time is running out to complete the signing.

football.london looks at just how long Arsenal have got to get their man…

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In order for Tielemans to play against Leicester on Saturday

In a quirk of fate, Arsenal and Leicester are set to meet at the Emirates on Saturday in a rare 3pm kick-off for the ɢυппeгѕ.

A deal would need to have been signed off by the Premier League by noon on Friday in order for Tielemans to make his debut in the fixture.

But while the signing of Tielemans could be completed by that deadline, it seems unlikely Leicester would agree to a deal that allowed the Belgian to immediately face them.

Before deadline day

Leicester City risk losing the Belgian midfielder for free. (Photo by Joe Prior/Visionhaus via Getty Images) (Image: Joe Prior/Visionhaus via Getty Images)

The Premier League transfer window closes on Thursday, September 1 at 11pm, the same day as the Spanish, German, Italian and French transfer windows.

That still gives Arsenal and Leicester plenty of time to thrash out a deal.

However, should the two clubs need a little longer it is possible to submit a deal sheet between 9pm and 11 pm on deadline day. The sheet allows a club to confirm that a deal has been reached, allowing clubs additional time to submit the remaining documentation.

Provided the deal sheet is fully complete, Arsenal would then have another two hours in which to submit the full paperwork, potentially extending the deadline to 1am on September 2.

During the next transfer window

Should nothing be concluded in the summer window, Leicester would still have one more opportunity to bring in a fee for Tielemans, with the winter window opening on January 1, 2023 and running through to January 31.