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Five ins and outs Leicester City could complete this week

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Five ins and outs Leicester City could complete this week

The Foxes have money to spend and holes to fill in their squad.

Leicester City are seeking changes this summer to propel themselves up the Premier League standings, as Claude Puel prepares for his first full season in charge.

The Foxes have money to spend following the sale of Riyad Mahrez to Premier League champions Manchester City but could still see a number of senior departures occur at the King Power Stadium in the coming weeks.

Changes look to be afoot as a number of sides look to raid Leicester for talent, while the Foxes themselves have been linked with some exciting additions. Here, we have identified five deals that could be completed this week.

Kasper Schmeichel to Chelsea

Claude Puel has insisted Kasper Schmeichel is going nowhere, in comments made to Sky Sports, but retaining the services of the Denmark international could be taken out of their hands if he decides he wants a new challenge.

Sky Sports understands that Chelsea are eyeing a move for the 31-year-old as they eye a replacement for seemingly Real Madrid bound Thibaut Courtois, although the Blues do have other candidates on their shortlist.

Having signed Danny Ward from Liverpool, Leicester may well have put the wheels in motion for Schmeichel to leave and the next week could be crucial in the saga.

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Alireza Jahanbakhsh – AZ Alkmaar

Linked with both Leicester City and Brighton, the Leicester Mercury states, Iran international Alireza Jahanbakhsh is touted as a potential candidate to fill the void left by Riyad Mahrez after his move to Manchester City.

Capped 41 times for his nation, the versatile attacking midfielder impressed at the World Cup in Russia, playing all three matches against Spain, Portugal and Morrocco, leaving AZ Alkmaar with a stern fight in the quest to retain his services.

“We are actually discussing a transfer, but I cannot say which team is involved, but it is not a Dutch club.”

Jahanbakhsh’s agent confirms transfer talks with an unnamed club.

Ahmed Musa to Galatasaray

After starring for Nigeria at the World Cup, catching the eye with his brace in the group stage victory over Iceland, Leicester are looking to cash-in on the services of Ahmed Musa in the hope of recouping the reported £16 million fee they paid CSKA Moscow for his services.

Turkish outlet Fanatik claims that Galatasaray are confident of concluding a deal for Musa this summer, although clubs in Russia and Saudi Arabia are interested, after turning their attentions towards the forward after signing Henry Onyekuru on-loan from Everton.

Musa’s agent, speaking to radio station Radyospor (h/t Leicester Mercury), stated last month that his client was in discussions with Galatasaray and it seems like a deal is inevitable.

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Yannick Bolasie – Everton

With Mahrez having moved on, Leicester desperately need to find a capable replacement on the wings and, following some rather incredible reports from L’Equipe stating the Foxes are eyeing Bordeaux ace Malcom, a more realistic option could arrive from within the Premier League.

The Liverpool Echo names Leicester as one of three sides interested in the services of Everton outcast Yannick Bolasie, alongside top-flight rivals Crystal Palace and Fulham as well as Turkish giants Fenerbache.

29-year-old Bolasie could find himself surplus to requirements if the Toffees complete their planned capture of Richarlison from Watford and the club are ready to listen to offers.

Islam Slimani to Sporting Lisbon

A lot has gone on in the past few months with Portuguese side Sporting Lisbon, who have lost a number of their stars for nothing after disgraceful incidents last season saw fans attack the players at the training ground.

Naturally, many were keen on moving on and Sporting are in the market for replacements, which Sky Sports states has led the club to express an interest in bringing Algeria international Slimani back to the Estadio Jose Avalade.

Sporting want to complete a loan deal but Leicester, having seen the striker struggle in the second-half of the season with Newcastle, are seeking a permanent sale as they demand around £18m for his signature.

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