With the future of Leicester City midfielder Danny Drinkwater seemingly still up in the air, reports from France over the past day claim that the Foxes have already prepared a possible replacement.
RMC Sport understand that an agreement is already firmly in place between the England international and Chelsea ahead of a late window move, reportedly set to be around £30 million.
And with just two days remaining of the until deadline day it is alleged that Leicester boss Craig Shakespeare has identified Paris Saint-Germain’s Grzegorz Krychowiak as the man to replace him.
What would the Polish midfielder bring to the King Power?
The fact that a Paris Saint-Germain player is being very closely linked with a late summer switch to the King Power should be exciting enough for any Leicester City supporter monitoring the ongoing rumours.
Despite it not really working out as planned for Krychowiak since arriving in the French capital from Sevilla last summer, the 27-year-old Polish international really is a class act on a football pitch.
He played a huge role in Sevilla’s Europa League triumphs in 2015 and 2016 – ironically lining-up alongside Leicester’s other summer signing, Vicente Iborra – which means that he’s had a footballing education based on winning, and getting results, and he could truly help Leicester rise up once more.
Krychowiak is a tall and powerful midfielder, standing tall and utilising every inch of his body and every ounce of strength to dictate the midfield and let the opposition know that he is the player in control.
He is also quick enough to cover a lot of ground – arguably more so than Drinkwater – and his distribution has come on in leaps and bounds after respective spells in both La Liga and in Ligue 1.
The main worry should Drinkwater leave is finding someone who can match his determination, his passion and his work-rate on the field, but in Krychowiak Leicester could find themselves just that.
The thought of a midfield entailing Krychowiak, Iborra – who both have Europa League pedigree for Sevilla – and Wilfried Ndidi is without a doubt a tantalising one for the Foxes, and considering that the former Sevilla men already know each other there’s the potential for a really useful partnership.
And the best thing for Leicester fans is that it isn’t a just a make-believe, dream scenario going for Krychowiak, it’s a realistic outcome, as PSG need to balance the books after Neymar’s £200 million arrival.