Leicester in negotiations to sign Brazilian defensive midfielder Walace from Gremio [ESPN]

Gremio's Walace
Gremio’s Walace

The new N’Golo Kante?

Leicester looked like their old selves on Saturday as they battered Manchester City 4-2 with a hat-trick from Jamie Vardy.

Despite this performance and their Champions League displays, it is still questionable whether Leicester have replaced N’Golo Kante.

The Chelsea midfielder continues to impress in the Premier League, protecting the Blues backline, and Leicester are missing the Frenchman.

The likes of Daniel Armatey and Nampalys Mendy have failed to fill the departure of Kante.

Walace, not Wallace!

On Monday, reports from Brazil suggest that Leicester are once again trying to find a diamond in the rough for their midfield.

Leicester are currently negotiating with Gremio to sign 21-year-old defensive midfielder Walace Souza Silva.

(Not to be confused with the Chelsea loanee Wallace, who also plays for Gremio.)

Walace, as he is known, has spent his whole career at Gremio and was an Olympic gold winner last summer with Brazil.