Leicester leading the race for exciting Ilkeston starlet Rhys Dolan

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HITC Sport understands that the 17-year-old could be heading to the Foxes, leaving Championship promotion hopefuls empty-handed.

Leicester City are leading the chase to land local non-league starlet Rhys Dolan, HITC Sport understands from sources close to the mooted deal.

The 17-year-old has just made the breakthrough with Northern Premier League side Ilkeston FC, having come through their academy system.

Dolan is on professional terms with the Derbyshire outfit, but they will not be standing in his way if an offer to step up the football pyramid is received.

HITC Sport understands a number of clubs have made contact with Ilkeston about Dolan, but it is Premier League high-flyers Leicester who are in pole position to claim his signature.

Championship promotion hopefuls Sheffield Wednesday are among a handful of sides also hot on his trail, as the youngster looks set for a move into League football.

Dolan would be the latest Ilkeston graduate to be snapped up were he to move on.

Che Adams was signed by Sheffield United last season and Dolan’s academy team-mate Jordan Wheatley is set to sign for Championship Brighton & Hove Albion this week.

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