Leicester City are interested in a move for Sassuolo and Italy centre-back Gian Marco Ferrari, according to the Leicester Mercury.
Ferrari, 25, spent last season on loan at Crotone where he played all but one of their Serie A games, helping them to narrowly avoid relegation by two points.
Despite their lowly position, Crotone had the 11th best defensive record in Serie A, and Ferrari’s form in particular earned him a call up to Italy’s latest international squad. He was one of nine debutants in a side that beat San Marino 8-0, and also managed to get on the score sheet.
Leicester have already bolstered their back line with the £17m addition of Harry Maguire, and are reported to have had a £10m bid for Northern Ireland international Jonny Evans turned down.
It appears that manager Craig Shakespeare wants more competition for the established duo of Robert Huth and Wes Morgan, having released former Poland international Marcin Wasilewski.
Sky Sports Italia also suggest that fellow Serie A side Torino are interested in Ferrari.