Report: Leicester City eye late deal for £3m-rated midfielder Clement Chantome

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Leicester City have been linked with Clement Chantome.

According to the Mirror, Leicester City are keen on signing Clement Chantome before the transfer deadline this evening.

The report claims the Bordeaux ace has been the subject of intense Leicester interest for some time, and now the Foxes are looking at sealing a late deal for the £3 million-rated midfielder.

The current Premier League leaders could be set for a busy deadline day as boss Claudio Ranieri looks to strengthen his squad for a potential title challenge in the coming months.

Chantome, 28, is predominantly a central midfielder though he can feature in the holding role. He has made 16 French top-flight appearances this season, impressing as he averages 2.8 tackles and 2.1 interceptions per league encounter.

Ranieri’s motive behind any potential deal is to arguably ensure adequate cover for the likes of Danny Drinkwater and N’Golo Kante – players who have been so critical to Leicester’s success this term.

Chantome is in the last year of his contract, suggesting that Leicester could strike themselves somewhat of a bargain if Bordeaux feel it’s beneficial to sell now rather than risk losing him for free down the line.

The former Paris Saint-Germain ace boasts plenty of experience, having played for the Paris side for 15 years and helping the club win two league titles among other honours.

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