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Friday 6 December 2019

Leicester set to complete deal for Daniel Amartey

Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri, pictured, is closing in on midfielder Daniel Amartey
Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri, pictured, is closing in on midfielder Daniel Amartey

Leicester are hopeful of sealing a deal for FC Copenhagen's Daniel Amartey by the end of the week, Press Association Sport understands.

The Foxes are in talks with the 21-year-old midfielder as boss Claudio Ranieri seeks to bolster his squad for their shock title assault.

Leicester are top of the Barclays Premier League after Saturday's 1-1 draw at Aston Villa.

Ghana international Amartey has six caps for his country and would become the Foxes' second January signing after Demarai Gray joined from Birmingham for £3.75million.

Amartey started his career with Swedish side Djurgarden before moving to Denmark in 2014.

His arrival is likely to trigger a loan move for Gokhan Inler, with the Switzerland captain wanting first-team football ahead of Euro 2016.

Villa are interested in the midfielder while a move to Schalke has not materialised.

Inler has made nine appearances for the Foxes - but just three league starts - since signing from Napoli in the summer and was an unused substitute at Villa Park on Saturday.

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