Leicester set to finalise deal to sign Daniel Amartey

Daniel Amartey: Poised to join Foxes

Daniel Amartey: Poised to join Foxes

Leicester are hopeful of sealing a deal for FC Copenhagen’s Daniel Amartey by the end of the week, according to reports.

The Foxes are in talks with the 21-year-old midfielder as boss Claudio Ranieri seeks to bolster his squad for their shock title assault.

Leicester are top of the Barclays Premier League after Saturday’s 1-1 draw at Aston Villa.

Ghana international Amartey has six caps for his country and would become the Foxes’ second January signing after Demarai Gray joined from Birmingham for £3.75million.

Amartey started his career with Swedish side Djurgarden before moving to Denmark in 2014.

His arrival is likely to trigger a loan move for Gokhan Inler, with the Switzerland captain wanting first-team football ahead of Euro 2016.

Villa are interested in the midfielder while a move to Schalke has not materialised.

Inler has made nine appearances for the Foxes – but just three league starts – since signing from Napoli in the summer and was an unused substitute at Villa Park on Saturday.