Leicester City in talks with Roma for Cengiz Under with Turkish international winger on loan with a view to £ 24million permanent deal next summer
- Leicester City could sign Roma winger Cengiz Under on loan this summer
- The Foxes are in talks about a loan deal with a view to a £ 24 million deal next year
- Brendan Rodgers also wants to add a central defender to his talented squad
- Leicester is negotiating a deal with Saint-Etienne for Wesley Fofana
Leicester City is investigating a loan agreement for Cengiz Under, the international of Roma, the international of Turkey.
Discussions are underway on a deal where Leicester would sign the player now and pay a fee of around £ 24 million next summer as they adjust their spending in the face of the coronavirus outbreak.
Manager Brendan Rodgers was keen to bring in a winger to improve his side’s goals and assists, so they don’t rely too much on Jamie Vardy, last season’s Golden Boot winner, who turns 34 in January .
Leicester City wants to bring in Roma winger Cengiz Under (above) on loan
The Turkey international (right) could move on loan before making a £ 24 million switch next summer
Under is fast, skilled and can play on the flank as well as outside the striker. Rodgers is also keen on a new center-back this summer.
The 23-year-old has been linked with a switch to the Premier League several times, but Roma held out for £ 35m plus.
Now, although finances are limited, they are looking for ways to take salaries off their books and are open to negotiating a more favorable deal.
Newcastle United have also asked for Under, but the appeal of playing European football and joining fellow countryman Caglar Soyuncu is likely to affect the 23-year-old. Now they hope to reach an agreement soon.
Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers (above) wants to add a winger and a center-back to his squad
The Foxes are negotiating with Saint-Etienne over £ 27 million defender Wesley Fofana
Under would be Leicester’s second signing of the transfer window after the arrival of Belgian fullback Timothy Castagne from Atalanta for £ 22m, replacing £ 50m Chelsea signing Ben Chilwell.
Castagne made an impressive debut for his new club, scoring last Sunday in the 3-0 win over West Brom.
The arrival of Under would question the future of another winger, England’s Under-21 international Demarai Gray. The 24-year-old wasn’t even on the roster at The Hawthorns and is likely available for the right price.
Leicester has also negotiated a £ 20 million move with St Etienne for 19-year-old center daughter Wesley Fofana.
St Etienne wants nearly £ 27 million, but Fofana has told his side he wants to join Leicester.