Leicester are planning a swoop for Sevilla goalkeeper Sergio Rico if Kasper Schmeichel departs the King Power Stadium this summer.
Schmeichel has been linked with a move to Manchester United after David de Gea’s became a concern.
It is understood the 33-year-old would jump at the chance to move to Old Trafford, meaning the Foxes may be in need of a new first choice shot-stopper. Danny Ward and Eldin Jukopovic are their current reserves.
And the Mirror report that Rico has been identified as the man they want to replace Schmeichel should he leave.
The 26-year-old has spent 2019/20 on loan at PSG, playing second fiddle to Keylor Navas. Although, he is expected to start the Ligue 1 side’s Champions League semi-final with Navas out injured.
He is not expected to make his move to France permanent though, meaning he will be on the look out for another new club this summer.
He is believed to be ready for a challenge away from the Spanish outfit. Therefore, they are likely to cash in on Rico who has just one year left on his contract.
They could agree to sell for as little as £8million too, a bargain price for a player of his experience. Rico has made 180 career appearances, keeping 51 clean sheets.
The report states that Leicester are confident of securing a deal this month, but do face competition. Lazio, Galatasaray and Schalke are also said to be interested.
Chelsea closing in on Leicester star
While one player could be on his way into Leicester, another may have just moved closer to departing.
According to PA, Chelsea have finally made progress in their pursuit of left-back Ben Chilwell.
The Blues have been chasing the England international for some time, but seemed to have been priced out of a deal.
However, it appears that they have proposed a ‘structured deal’ which could see them land their man.
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