Leicester City have initiated contact with Southampton over a possible deal for defender Jannik Vestergaard, talkSPORT understands.
Brendan Rodgers needs to strengthen his backline with Wesley Fofana going through an extended 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.
Because of this, 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 take care of the defender for the previous yr or so, with talks at present at an early stage.
talkSPORT understands a deal would value the FA Cup holders between £15-20million, however the Denmark worldwide is out of contract in the summertime.
Saints have already allowed Danny Ings to go away for Aston Villa, that means they might both should act quick 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 had been linked with a transfer for the centre-back, with The Telegraph claiming the Irons had recognized the behemoth as a substitute for Kurt Zouma after the Chelsea defender rejected a transfer east.