LEICESTER are reportedly planning a move for Leeds keeper Illan Meslier while they search for Kasper Schmeichel’s replacement.
The Foxes were stunned when the Denmark goalkeeper, 35, left for Nice earlier this summer.
And it left Brendan Rodgers with no choice but to start the season with inexperienced Premier League keeper Danny Ward between the sticks.
Now with two weeks to go before the transfer window, Leicester are trying to find someone to fill Schmeichel’s boots for years to come.
According to Get French Football News, they are interested in Meslier from Leeds.
The 22-year-old has developed successfully at Elland Road since becoming No 1 after returning to the top flight.
But while he still has four years left on his existing contract, he is being linked with a move from Leeds.
Earlier this week it was reported that Manchester United are looking at him as a potential long-term successor to David de Gea.
However, Fabrizio Romano understands that Leeds have no intention of negotiating with bitter rivals United.
And Jesse Marsch’s side appear determined not to let Meslier go this summer.
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However, Leicester will feel that as old rivals Leeds and Man Utd stand a better chance of luring Meslier away.
He has played 89 games for the Yorkshire team and missed just three Prem games since they were promoted from the Championship.
Meanwhile, Rodgers is keen to address the lack of depth in the Leicester squad after a poor start to the campaign.
They have just one point from two games – throwing away a two-goal advantage against Brentford and then losing 4-2 to Arsenal.
https://www.the-sun.com/sport/6021414/leicester-illan-meslier-transfer-leeds-man-utd-schmeichel/ Leicester want Illan Meslier to join from Leeds with Man Utd target seen as Kasper Schmeichel’s replacement