Leicester midfielder Dennis Praet is loaned to Torino

Leicester midfielder Dennis Praet is loaned to Turin with a view to a permanent £12.8m deal…

  • Belgian international Dennis Praet has his medical examination with Torino on Monday
  • His departure will free up space for another attacker in the Leicester squad
  • Brendan Rodgers said last weekend he hopes for another addition

Leicester City midfielder Dennis Praet is on loan to Turin with a view to a £12.8m permanent transfer.

The Belgium international will go to Italy for his medical on Monday and his departure will free up money for Leicester to add another striker.

Brendan Rodgers has been scouring the market for a winger to bolster his squad and has considered the likes of Porto’s Luis Diaz, Ajax’s David Neres, Manchester United’s Dan James and Red Bull Leipzig’s Ademola Lookman.

Leicester midfielder Dennis Praet joins Torino in a lease that could be permanent

Lookman, who was loaned out to Fulham last season, is the main target of Leicester and Rodgers and is eager to move to King Power stadium. The Foxes is looking for a loan with an option to buy.

27-year-old Praet struggled for playing time last season and was eager to move on and kick-start his career.

Talks started last week and accelerated on Sunday with an agreement expected to be reached in the next 24 hours once his medical treatment is completed.

Leicester are also planning to replace Hamza Choudhury and have been waiting for Newcastle’s return with a bid. Manager Steve Bruce is desperate to bring in the England U21 international before Tuesday’s deadline but has been told to further streamline his roster if possible.

Ademola Lookman, who was loaned to Fulham from RB Leipzig last season, is wanted by Leicester

Ademola Lookman, who was loaned to Fulham from RB Leipzig last season, is wanted by Leicester

His Leicester counterpart Rodgers underlined his plans over the weekend following Saturday’s win over Norwich City.

“We’d like to do at least one more (tally) if we can, to give more offensive impulses at the top of the field. We have a player that we would like to be able to do. Hopefully we can.

“I know that the club will always do its utmost to help us do that. But maybe we’ll need a few more to go out.’

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