Leicester City are edging nearer to reaching an settlement with Southampton over a possible deal for defender Jannik Vestergaard, talkSPORT understands.
Brendan Rodgers needs to strengthen his backline with Wesley Fofana dealing with a protracted spell on the sidelines following a surprising problem by Villarreal defender Fer Nino throughout a pre-season pleasant final week.
Fofana suffered a fractured fibula and has since undergone surgical procedure, however won’t play till 2022 after the extent of his harm was dominated to be worse than first hoped.
Consequently, the Foxes are ready to delve into the switch market as soon as once more this summer time within the hope of discovering an appropriate alternative and Vestergaard may very well be the person.
The Foxes have remained in touch with Southampton a couple of potential switch for the defender for the previous 12 months or so, with talks at present transferring positively.
talkSPORT understands that Leicester’s preliminary supply was deemed too low, however they continue to be hopeful of agreeing a deal for £15m plus bonuses for the Denmark worldwide.
Saints have already allowed Danny Ings to depart for Aston Villa, that means they might both must act quick to find a alternative earlier than sanctioning a deal, or block a transfer till they’ll discover a appropriate alternative subsequent summer time.
Vestergaard, who stands at a whopping 6ft 6ins tall, moved to St Mary’s in the summertime of 2018 and helped Denmark attain the semi-finals of Euro 2020 this summer time.
West Ham have been linked with a transfer for the centre-back, with The Telegraph claiming the Irons had recognized the behemoth as an alternative choice to Kurt Zouma after the Chelsea defender rejected a transfer east.