Leicester City are reportedly planning to make a January swoop for Club Brugge striker Emmanuel Dennis, with Arsenal also keen.
According to Voetbal Belgie, the Foxes are preparing to offer in the region of £20 million for the Nigerian, whom Brendan Rodgers apparently sees as potential competition for Jamie Vardy.
Dennis’ stock has recently risen having scored a brace against Real Madrid in the Champions League, and he has six for the season across all competitions.
The 21-year-old has been with Brugge since 2017 after transferring from Ukrainian outfit Zorya.
The report states that Arsenal have been tracking Dennis ‘for a while’, but it would seem their Premier League top four competition Leicester are currently leading the chase.
TBR’s view – Versatile Dennis looks a real talent
Dennis looks like he’d be an exciting signing for either Leicester or Arsenal.
The star has bags of pace and is able to operate through the middle or out on the wing.
He was a real menace against Real Madrid at the Bernabeu and seemed totally unfazed by the occasion, suggesting a strong mentality.
Leicester’s current style would really suit Dennis, and he would likely get more game time at the King Power than at the Emirates.