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Leicester want Middlesbrough ace Ben Gibson after signing Harry Maguire

Leicester are prepared to bid for Middlesbrough defender Ben Gibson however they are reluctant to meet their £25million asking price

FORMER Prem champions Leicester City are willing to play the waiting game in their attempts to sign Middlesbrough defender Ben Gibson – as they deem Boro’s asking price as too high.

The Foxes have been told it will cost £25million to bring the defender to the King Power Dtadium but they are unwilling to pay and are ready to bide their time.

Ben Gibson was relegated with Middlesbrough this season

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Ben Gibson was relegated with Middlesbrough this season

Ben Gibson stood out in Middlesbroughs team last season

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Ben Gibson stood out in Middlesbrough’s team last season

The centre-half is on their list of possible targets as they continue to try to bolster their defensive options but Boro would prefer to keep hold of the 24-year-old.

However Leicester are yet to make a bid as the asking price is deemed too high.

Leicester face stiff competition from other Premier League clubs however with Everton looking to continue their summer spending spree.

Southampton are also keen on the defender but like Leicester they are unable to pay the high asking price and will wait for the price to go down.

Tottenham are also looking to bring in Gibson however like all clubs interested they will play the waiting game to bring down the price of the England Under-21 international.

It is likely that any deal for Gibson will not resolved till the end of the window as Middlesbrough are reluctant to sell.

Gibson played a key role in Middlesbrough’s impressive defence last season

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Gibson played a key role in Middlesbrough’s impressive defence last season

It is widely believed that Ben Gibson will leave Boro after their relegation

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It is widely believed that Ben Gibson will leave Boro after their relegation

Gibson is highly regarded at Boro but their relegation back to the Championship means they may find it difficult to keep hold of their blossoming defender.

Leicester see their defence as a priority after their massive decline in defensive form in the last season, losing only three games in their Premier League winning season compared to a staggering 18 in the last.

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