Leicester are readying a move for Chelsea centre-half Levi Colwill following his superb form on loan at Huddersfield.
The 19-year-old has impressed in Yorkshire since signing on loan last summer and has been instrumental in the club’s surprise push for promotion back to the English top-flight.
Foxes scouts have been making regular checks on the player as they look to strengthen their defensive ranks for next season.
Manager Brendan Rodgers has made reinforcements at the back a top priority when the market opens as the Northern Irishman plans an overhaul of the playing roster at the King Power Stadium following a below-par season.
They tried to sign Levi during the January transfer market, but the Terriers managed to keep the youngster on loan for the remainder of the season.
The Blues rate Colwill highly, but their league rivals are ready to offer the 19-year-old ace a quicker pathway to senior team PL football rather than waiting for his opportunity in West London.
However, the Englishman could be offered a platform to prove he is ready to step up into Thomas Tuchel’s senior team squad in the pre-season campaign – especially with uncertainty continuing to surround a host of the Blues’ first-team centre-halves.