LEICESTER CITY are closing in on a one-year loan deal for Red Bull Leipzig winger Ademola Lookman with an option to buy.
The 23-year-old Englishman is expected to touch down in the Midlands today to complete his Foxes medical and finalise his move from the Bundesliga giants.
Lookman’s on the verge of joining the Foxes on loan[/caption]
The former Charlton, Everton, and Fulham forward has been on Brendan Rodgers’ radar all summer and will solve his problem right-wing position, where Ayoze Perez has lacked competition for his starting place.
Leicester’s involvement in the Europa League meant Rodgers needed to increase his forward options.
However, the FA Cup winners refused to meet Leipzig’s original price tag for the forward who spent last season on loan at Fulham.
That stubborn approach paid off last night when the Germans reduced their demands for Lookman, who is now expected to become Rodgers’ fifth major signing of the summer.
Meanwhile, Leicester’s Belgian midfielder Dennis Praet is having a medical ahead of a season-long-loan to Torino, with a £13million option to buy.
The 27-year-old is reportedly close to joining Torino on loan for the season before completing a €15million switch, around £12.8m, at a later date.
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Praet has struggled to flourish at Leicester since making an £18m move from Sampdoria in August 2019.
The 13-cap Belgium international has featured just 42 times in the Premier League under manager Brendan Rogers – not appearing this term.
Praet enjoyed his best form in Serie A during a three-year spell at Sampdoria and that has reportedly persuaded Torino to invest.
Leicester have already signed Patson Daka, Boubakary Soumare, Ryan Bertrand and Jannik Vestergaard this summer.
They’ve also recently agreed a new contract with winger Harvey Barnes and are hoping to tie down midfielder Youri Tielemans shortly.
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