Leicester are set to complete their first signing as champions with Germany goalkeeper Ron-Robert Zieler undergoing talks with the club.
Zieler’s club Hannover released a statement confirming that the former Manchester United stopper was planning to travel to the King Power Stadium to discuss terms over a return to England.
“Ron-Robert Zieler has exercised its option right enshrined in his contract and Hannover 96 has been informed that he will travel to the English champions Leicester City for contract talks. In addition, the 27-year-old goalkeeper will complete the sports medical examinations in England.”
Despite Zieler’s efforts, Hannover were relegated from the Bundesliga at the end of the season, with Leicester seemingly prepared to exercise a £2.6million release clause in the 27-year-old’s contract.
Zieler joined United in 2005 as an academy scholar from FC Koln but failed to make a senior appearance before leaving Old Trafford for Hannover in 2010. The goalkeeper has been capped by Germany six times and was part of their World Cup winning squad in 2014.
Claudio Ranieri has been keen to bolster his goalkeeping options, with Kasper Schmeichel being backed up last season by 43-year-old Mark Schwarzer.