Fifth Leicester player emerges as target for Premier League rivals amid £8m bid

The Foxes are keen to sell to kickstart their own summer business

Defender Jannick Vestergaard has become the fifth Leicester City player targeted by a Premier League side this summer as the Foxes look to find ways to raise funds for their own summer business without selling on the cheap.

Brendan Rodgers’ and co are the only side in the English top flight yet to make a signing this summer, and it is common knowledge that they are looking to raise funds through player sales before they can improve their squad this transfer window, something that they are thought to be keen to do.

Now, Jannick Vestergaard has become the latest target, this time for newly promoted Fulham, who are looking to improve their backline in a bid to stay in the top flight come the end of the season.

The Cottagers were thought to be advancing in a deal for West Ham defender Issa Diop, but the severity of the injury to new signing Nayef Aguerd has made West Ham reluctant to sanction his sale at present.

As a result, they have reportedly lined up the Leicester man, who only joined the Foxes last summer, with an £8m offer having been tabled. For their part, the Foxes are thought to be holding out for closer to £12m for the Dane.

Four more in the shop window

Four other Leicester men have been strongly linked with moves away from the club this summer, though it is impossible that all four were to depart.

Wesley Fofana has become a target for Chelsea following failure in their attempts to lure any of Matthijs De Ligt, Jules Kounde, Nathan Ake or Presnel Kimpembe to Stamford Bridge this summer.

Meanwhile, Newcastle are targeting English duo James Maddison and Harvey Barnes, having already seen a £40m bid for the former turned down.

And midfielder Youri Tielemans remains linked to Arsenal, with the midfielder expected to leave before the transfer deadline due to having less than 12 months left to run on his contract at the King Power Stadium.

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