Report: Leicester City win the race to sign Birmingham hotshot Demarai Gray

Leicester City, Southampton and Bournemouth have been linked with Birmingham City’s Demarai Gray.

According to a report in the Mirror, Leicester City have won the race to sign Birmingham City’s Demarai Gray after the winger demonstrated his preference of joining Claudio Ranieri’s men.

The Foxes have been the Premier League’s outstanding team this season, defying all odds by challenging at the top of the table and entering 2016 level on points with first-placed Arsenal.

With eight points separating them and Alan Pardew’s Crystal Palace in fifth, Leicester have a great chance of securing a place in next season’s Champions League.

And that factor could help them immensely during the January transfer window, with reports in the Mirror claiming Birmingham’s Gray already has his heart set on a move to the King Power Stadium.

Gray rose to prominence in the Championship last season as he broke into the Blues’ starting eleven and attracted interest from Eddie Howe’s Bournemouth, then in the second tier.

The 19-year-old is a tricky winger with bags of pace, guile and directness - traits which Leicester fans have become accustomed to seeing with the likes of Riyad Mahrez and Jamie Vardy in full flow.

Southampton, Spurs and the Cherries have been accredited with an interest this January yet Leicester’s current position in the table arguably makes them the most desirable option available.

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