Leicester have moved ahead of their rivals and formalised their interest in Loic Remy, L’Equipe reports.
Remy is looking to leave Chelsea this month, and with the impending arrival of Alexandre Pato, the Blues are willing to sanction the forward’s departure.
Remy is extremely in-demand this month, with his proven goal record and relatively cheap price tag making him a valuable commodity to a number of Premier League sides.
Leicester are the first team to submit a formal offer, but they are facing rival interest in the striker from Crystal Palace, Newcastle and Aston Villa - as reported by Get West London.
However, the Foxes appear the most attractive proposition for Remy right now, as they are competing at the top of the league table.
He may not be guaranteed first-team football, but the Frenchman will get a lot of chances to impress, and will be playing for a team who are almost guaranteed European football next season.