Report: Leicester City plot ambitious move for Bayern Munich defender Dante

Leicester City have been linked with a move for Bayern Munich star Dante.

Leicester City have been linked with a shock move for Bayern Munich defender Dante, the Mirror report.

The Brazil international defender has fallen out of favour in Munich, with Jerome Boeteng and Mehdi Benatia the club’s number one centre-back pairing under boss Pep Guardiola.

So far this season, Dante has made just one substitute appearance for Bayern and his future is looking increasingly bleak with the club seemingly happy to let him leave.

As reported by the Mirror, Leicester have emerged as a shock potential destination ahead of the transfer deadline and talks have already taken place over a proposed move.

The 31-year-old would represent a real coup for Leicester, with his international experience for Brazil and evident quality a welcoming proposition at the King Power Stadium.

The Foxes have been busy this summer on the transfer front and their excellent start to the campaign seems to justify the decision to replace former boss Nigel Pearson with Claudio Ranieri.

The next level:

After flirting with relegation for much of the previous campaign, Leicester’s objective now is to establish themselves as a solid Premier League side before pushing for a European place.

The additions of Gokhan Inler, N’golo Kante and Shinji Okazaki are inspiring but should they manage to seal a deal for Dante, they will have raised the bar further in terms of ambition.

The former Borussia Monchengladbach ace is a Champions League winner and three-time Bundesliga champion, and at 31 he still has some years left in the tank at the top level.

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