Report: Leicester boss Claudio Ranieri wants to sign Porto star Vincent Aboubakar

Leicester City are reportedly plotting a move for Porto striker Vincent Aboubakar.

According to the Daily Mirror, Leicester City are lining up a move for Porto's impressive striker Vincent Aboubakar this month.

The Foxes have enjoyed a remarkable season so far, as having been tipped for relegation, they currently sit two points adrift of league leaders Arsenal, having lost only two games this season.

With outstanding displays from the likes of Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez, Leicester have been one of the most dangerous attacking teams in the Premier League - but that doesn't mean that manager Claudio Ranieri is happy with his options in the final third just yet.

The Mirror report that Leicester boss Ranieri is a huge fan of Porto striker Vincent Aboubakar, and the Foxes are preparing a bid to sign him this month.

The 23-year-old hit seven goals in 19 games last season having arrived from French club Lorient, and he has followed up that up with nine goals in 20 games so far this term, becoming a more important player under Julen Lopetegui.

Even though Leicester already have Leonardo Ulloa, Shinji Okazaki and Andrej Kramaric to support star striker Vardy, it's believed that Ranieri wants Aboubakar to take some of the pressure off Vardy, whilst adding a powerful, pacey option in attack too.

Porto have earned a reputation for selling players for high prices, and it remains to be seen just how much they would demand for Aboubakar - but if Leicester have serious aspirations of a top four push or even a title challenge, then they may need to splash more cash this month, and Aboubakar could be a serious target.

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