Thursday , November 7 2019

Leicester eyeing £20m transfer swoop for Club Brugge striker Emmanuel Dennis in January

Leicester eyeing ‘£20m transfer swoop for Club Brugge and Nigeria striker Emmanuel Dennis in January’

  • Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers wants to provide competition for Jamie Vardy
  • Emmanuel Dennis netted twice against Real Madrid last month in Europe
  • The Nigerian striker also has three league goals to his name in nine matches
  • The Foxes sit third in the Premier League after a blistering start to the season 

Leicester are reportedly considering a January move for Club Brugge striker Emmanuel Dennis, who is rated at £20million.

Brendan Rodgers is eyeing reinforcements in the winter transfer window as Leicester look to maintain their pace in the race for a top four spot in the Premier League.

Dennis, who netted twice in the Champions League against Real Madrid last month, has three goals in nine league games so far this season for the Belgian side.

Emmanuel Dennis is reportedly wanted by Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers in January

And according to the Mirror, Rodgers is a big fan of the Nigerian, and believes he can provide competition up top for Jamie Vardy.

Meanwhile, the report claims that the Leicester manager is also interested in a move for Real Sociedad defender Diego Llorente.

Llorente, who joined Sociedad in a £5m deal back in the summer of 2017 and has a release clause of £45m, has also attracted interest from London sides West Ham and Tottenham.

Leicester boss Rodgers wants to provide competition up front for English striker Jamie Vardy

Leicester boss Rodgers wants to provide competition up front for English striker Jamie Vardy

Rodgers is desperate to see his side go from strength-to-strength this season after a flying start to the Premier League campaign.

The Foxes currently sit third in the top-flight, just two points behind Manchester City in second and six above Arsenal in fifth.

The Gunners travel to the King Power Stadium on Saturday evening, and a victory for Leicester could already be a significant moment in the race for a Champions League spot. 

The Foxes, who are flying in the Premier League, are also interested in Diego Llorente (left)

The Foxes, who are flying in the Premier League, are also interested in Diego Llorente (left)