Foxes send scouts to watch man labelled ‘next Riyad Mahrez’

Premier League leaders Leicester City have joined the queue of clubs monitoring Rennes’ exciting winger Ousmane Dembele, who has been compared to Foxes star Riyad Mahrez.

The 18-year-old has been tipped to become the next top talent to emerge from France with Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal and Southampton also traxcking his progress in recent games.

Leicester are keen to replicate the success they had with Mahrez after signing the pacy Algeria international for £400,000 from Le Havre.

Mahrez, who was on target in the Foxes’ 3-1 win at Manchester City on Saturday, is now valued around £30m and is a target for Europe’s top clubs this summer.

France U19 international Dembele has already scored four goals in nine games this season for Rennes.