Report: Leicester targeting Ousmane Dembele after searching for the next Riyad Mahrez

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Leicester City are reportedly looking to sign Rennes winger Ousmane Dembele.

According to the Daily Mail, Leicester City are lining up a move for Rennes winger Ousmane Dembele, as they search for the next Riyad Mahrez.

The Foxes' fairytale season continued on Saturday afternoon, as they travelled to the Etihad Stadium to take on Manchester City in a game which many had pegged as the one to truly test their title credentials.

It was a test they passed with flying colours, as two goals from Robert Huth either side of a Riyad Mahrez strike put Leicester 3-0 up, before City hit back with a consolation from Sergio Aguero.

Leicester now sit five points clear at the top of the Premier League table, and will be looking to strengthen in the summer, though other clubs are bound to be interested in their star players.

Winger Mahrez is bound to be one of the most highly sought-after players in Europe this summer, and the Daily Mail report that Leicester have been making contingency plans by searching for the next Mahrez in France, having signed the Algerian from Le Havre in 2014.

It's stated that Rennes wonderkid Ousmane Dembele has caught Leicester's attention, despite interest from Premier League rivals such as Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester United and Southampton.

The 18-year-old wide man has hit four goals and two assists in just 12 appearances this season, and as a French Under-19 international, Dembele is tipped for a bright future - and Leicester are seemingly hoping to lure him to the King Power Stadium.

With Champions League football almost certainly on offer, Dembele may fancy joining English football most exciting story in years - though replacing Mahrez would be a huge act to follow.

Would Dembele be a good signing for Leicester?

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