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Leicester City in talks with Roma for Cengiz Under with Turkey winger available on first loan

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

The Turkey international (right) could move on loan before making a £ 24 million switch next summer

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

Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers (above) wants to add a winger and a center-back to his squad

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

The Foxes are negotiating with Saint-Etienne over £ 27 million defender Wesley Fofana

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.

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