LEICESTER have expressed interest in signing Moroccan midfielder Azzedine Ounahi from Angers, according to reports.
Ounahi, 22, played a crucial part in Morocco’s sensational World Cup campaign this year.
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He helped the Atlas Lions all the way to the semi-finals of the tournament before they were eventually knocked out by France.
And according to L’Equipe, Leicester have now made an enquiry.
Following his World Cup success, Ounahi is now eager to leave Angers in search of a new challenge elsewhere in Europe.
Angers officials are willing to accept any suitable transfer offer for the midfielder in January, but they want him to remain in France on loan until the end of the 2022-23 season.
Leicester are reportedly prepared to offer up to £39.5million for Ounahi next month.
The Foxes are at risk of losing star man Youri Tielemans on a free transfer in June, so signing a new midfielder during the upcoming transfer window will be crucial.
Out-of-favour Manchester United midfielder Donny van De Beek has also been linked with a move to the King Power Stadium, but Ounahi appears to be at the top of Brendan Rodgers’ transfer wishlist.
Another name on Leicester’s radar is Shakhtar Donetsk winger Tete.
The 22-year-old is currently enjoying a successful loan spell at Lyon.
He has scored five goals and assisted three in 13 Ligue 1 appearances so far this season.