Report: Leicester City launch £16m bid for Austria international Aleksandar Dragovic

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Dynamo Kiev’s Aleksandar Dragovic has been linked with Leicester City.

According to a report in the Italian publication Tuttomercatoweb, Leicester City have lodged a £16 million bid for Dynamo Kiev’s highly-rated defender Aleksandar Dragovic.

The Foxes head into the New Year occupying second spot in the Premier League table, eight points clear of Crystal Palace in fifth and well set for a place in next year’s edition of the Champions League.

The club’s Thai owners have big plans for the club, starting with their financial input in helping the club achieve promotion and now backing them heavily for a top four spot.

January could see the arrival of one or two big names to help consolidate their position, and Dynamo Kiev’s outstanding defender Aleksandar Dragovic could be the first name through the door.

According to Tuttomercatoweb, Leicester have submitted a £16 million bid as they look to beat Serie A giants Inter Milan to the Austria international defender’s signature.

Dragovic started his career at Austria Wien before moving to FC Basel, spending two years with the Swiss champions and then moving on to Dynamo Kiev in the summer of 2013.

He signed a five-year deal with the Ukrainian outfit and immediately made a big impact, helping Kiev win their first league title for six years and progress to the Champions League knockout stages this year.

Standing at 6ft 1inch, the dominant centre-back would be a real coup for Leicester and provide excellent competition to the likes of Robert Huth and Wes Morgan who have performed superbly this season.

Dragovic, 24, boasts international experience and will lead Austria next summer at the European Championships in France after impressively topping a group containing Russia and Sweden.

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