Leicester defender Joe Davis to stay at Fleetwood

Leicester City

HITC Sport understands the Leicester City defender is set to join League One club on a permanent basis.

Fleetwood Town are close to signing Leicester City defender Joe Davis on a permanent deal after an impressive loan spell at the club, HITC Sport understands from sources close to the club.

Davis joined Fleetwood in October and he has made a big impression at Highbury during his 13 appearances for the club.

Fleetwood boss Steven Pressley is keen to keep hold of Davis and is in talks with Leicester about a permanent deal for the defender.

Davis, who began his career at Port Vale, joined Leicester in 2014, but has yet to feature for the Foxes' first-team.

The 22-year-old's contract at the King Power Stadium is due to expire at the end of the season and Leicester are ready to let him leave as he is well down the pecking order in Claudio Ranieri's first-team plans.

A number of clubs have been tracking Davis, but Fleetwood are in pole position to secure the central defender's signature.

Davis, who is the son of Crewe manager Steve, is expected to finalise his permanent move to Fleetwood over the weekend and his signing will come as a massive boost to the club as they look to secure survival in League One.

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