Leicester plot big money bid for highly rated ex-Ireland underage star
Published 06/07/2016 | 08:37
Leicester's recruitment for their Premier League title defence is taking shape, with the Foxes closing in on two transfer targets.
The league champions have reportedly agreed a €20m+ deal for CSKA Mosow's Nigerian striker Ahmed Musa according to the BBC, while the Daily Mail are reporting that they are also closing in on a very promising English defender.
Michael Keane, who helped Burnley to Premier League promotion after winning last season's Championship, is reportedly edging closer to a move to Leicester.
Claudio Ranieri's side are thought to be preparing a £15m bid for the former Ireland underage international, who represented the Boys in Green at U17 and U19 before switching to England.
Burnley are apparently holding out for a £20m fee for the 23-year-old.
Leicester's defence of Premier League journeymen was one of the surprises of last season's shock-filled campaign, with Wes Morgan, Robert Huth, Danny Simpson and Christian Fuchs helping the Foxes to their first ever league win.