Leicester have reached an settlement with St-Etienne for teenage centre-back Wesley Fofana.
The Foxes have been linked with a brand new defender earlier than the switch window closes subsequent week.
Burnley turned down a bid value greater than £30million final week for James Tarkowski.
However that curiosity will finish when Fofana completes his transfer to the King Energy Stadium for round £30million.
The Ligue 1 membership introduced that an settlement had been reached with Leicester for the 19-year-old.
A St Etienne assertion learn: “AS Saint-Etienne reached an settlement on Tuesday night with Leicester, the present leaders of the English Premier League, for the switch of defender Wesley Fofana.
“The quantity of this switch is the biggest ever obtained by the membership.”
Boss Brendan Rodgers had focused a brand new centre-back and Fofana had spoken out about wanting to maneuver to the Midlands after an preliminary bid was turned down earlier this month.
“I’ve acquired plenty of presents,” Fofana advised L’Equipe. “It’s regular to have them checked with my brokers. They didn’t conform to me speaking. However what simply occurred broke one thing in me.
“My resolution is made: I settle for a proposal. Sure (to Leicester). I’ve all the time dreamed of enjoying in England.”
West Ham had additionally been linked to the defender however have been overwhelmed by the Foxes.
Leicester had additionally been chasing Tarkowski and had two bids rejected in January along with final week’s supply.
Burnley had additionally turned down two approaches from West Ham with their valuation nearer to £40million.
Leicester have already signed Timothy Castagne from Atalanta for £21.5million and Cengiz Below on mortgage from Roma.