Sunday 11 December 2016

Leicester plot big money bid for highly rated ex-Ireland underage star

Published 06/07/2016 | 08:37

BURNLEY, ENGLAND - APRIL 19: Jordan Rhodes of Middlesbrough is challenged by Michael Keane of Burnley during the Sky Bet Championship match between Burnley and Middlesbrough at Turf Moor on April 19, 2016 in Burnley, United Kingdom. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)
BURNLEY, ENGLAND - APRIL 19: Jordan Rhodes of Middlesbrough is challenged by Michael Keane of Burnley during the Sky Bet Championship match between Burnley and Middlesbrough at Turf Moor on April 19, 2016 in Burnley, United Kingdom. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Leicester's recruitment for their Premier League title defence is taking shape, with the Foxes closing in on two transfer targets.

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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.

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