Leicester have reportedly made a suggestion to signal Porto midfielder Otavio, with the Brazilian set to turn out to be a free agent in the summertime.
The Foxes are stated to be battling Arsenal for the 25-year-old, who has two targets and 4 assists in ten Primeira Liga outings this time period.
In accordance with Italian outlet TuttoMercatoWeb, Leicester have put a suggestion on the desk for the playmaker, who also can play on the left or proper wing.
Otavio has registered 17 targets and 45 assists in 166 appearances throughout six-and-a-half years at Porto.
Nevertheless, AC Milan, Roma, Napoli and Juventus – in addition to Arsenal – are additionally stated to be all in favour of signing the midfielder.
Roma have been instilled because the early favourites for his signature, however AC Milan legend and present technical director Paolo Maldini is claimed to have spoken with the midfielder over the telephone.
On Monday, Brendan Rodgers admitted Leicester must plan for all times with out Jamie Vardy.
The striker turned 34 final week and has been nursing a persistent hip downside.
He will likely be match for Tuesday’s go to of Chelsea after coming off late on in Saturday’s 2-Zero win over Southampton.
Regardless of his long-standing hip challenge Vardy has nonetheless scored 13 instances in 19 video games this season though Rodgers admitted, like with any participant, the membership should plan for the long run.
He stated: “In fact, the backdrop is the membership at all times needs to be trying ahead and planning ahead, not simply in Jamie’s place however in each place – it’s one thing which is an on-going course of with each participant.
“My job is to maximise the most effective we will get out of Jamie whereas he’s right here and in my time right here hopefully we have now proven he’s growing and persevering with to develop. At that age you possibly can nonetheless develop and enhance on and off the pitch and he’s persistently confirmed that to me.”