Leicester are chasing an audacious move for a Man City star to follow up confirmed deals for Wolves centre-back Conor Coady and Tottenham midfielder Harry Winks, per a report.
The Foxes are in the midst of great upheaval after suffering relegation to the Championship last season. James Maddison was the best player on their books, though recently departed when joining Tottenham to the tune of £40m..
Youri Tielemans has been unveiled at Aston Villa after signing as a free agent. Elsewhere, West Ham are understood to be advancing on a move for winger Harvey Barnes.
Those are the headline exits thus far, though more will follow. To give themselves the best chance of bouncing back into the Premier League at the first time of asking, Leicester must offset their high profile exits with excellent buys.
To that end, Leicester confirmed the £10m arrival of Spurs midfielder Harry Winks earlier on Saturday. That was quickly followed by the announcement Conor Coady had joined from Wolves.
The 30-year-old centre-half spent last season on loan at Everton where he impressed for much of the campaign.
However, Coady fell out of favour once Sean Dyche was installed, leading to the Toffees opting against activating their option to buy.
Coady didn’t have to wait long to find a new club, with Leicester announcing his arrival via their official website on Saturday afternoon. A three-year deal running until 2026 has been signed.
Sky Sports reported the fee is £7.5m, while a further £1m in add-ons could be paid down to Wolves the line.
Leicester readying Man City raid
Elsewhere, The Sun report Leicester aren’t finished yet and are primed to ramp up a move for Man City goalkeeper, James Trafford.
The 20-year-old is yet to make his senior City debut, though that hasn’t stopped Trafford impressing when afforded chances elsewhere.
Indeed, the towering 6ft 6in stopper excelled while loaned to League One side Bolton Wanderers last term. His performances were of such a high standard that he was made England’s starting goalkeeper at Under-21 level.
Trafford is currently starring with England at the European Under-21 championships taking place in Romania and Georgia.
The keeper has kept three cleans sheets out of three to help the Young Lions advance to the quarter final stage where they’ll face Portugal on Sunday.
The Sun report Leicester are ‘on the trail’ of Trafford and are ‘considering a move’.
Man City are set to loan Trafford out once again next season and a stint with the Foxes in the Championship could be to the benefit of all involved.