Leicester are set to bring in two new defenders – fuelling speculation that Harry Maguire could be on his way.
Manchester United have been continually linked with the England star following his superb showing at the World Cup in Russia.
Despite the Foxes insisting the 25-year-old is not for sale, it seems they could be bracing themselves for the worst case scenario.
The Mirror are reporting that Croatia U21 international Filip Benkovic has already passed a medical after Leicester agreed a £13.5m fee with his club Dinamo Zagreb for the 21-year-old.
Set to join him at the King Power Stadium is Freiburg’s 22-year-old centre-half Caglar Soyuncu, with a bid of £22.5m lodged for the Turkish starlet.
However, Foxes fans will be pleased to hear that their club is remaining firm in their stance that Maguire is NOT for sale.
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He has yet to play a pre-season game and only returned to training on Monday.
However the hero of England’s World Cup run only had three weeks off following England’s third-place play-off with Belgium and he has looked after himself during his well-earned break.
United are discovering Leicester’s wealthy Thai owner and chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha is willing to stand up to the Premier League’s powerhouse clubs and he is no stranger to playing hardball.
It took Riyad Mahrez three transfer windows before he was finally allowed to leave – and only then because the club grew tired of the saga.
However, after banking £60million from Manchester City this summer, the Foxes simply don’t need United’s cash for Maguire.
In fact they plan to use a chunk of it to offer the Sheffield-born defender a new contract worth over £100,000 per week, to make him one of the club’s highest earners along with Jamie Vardy and Kasper Schmeichel.