Report: Leicester close to agreeing summer deal for Mitchell Dijks, valued at £10m

Leicester are reportedly close to signing Ajax left back Mitchell Dijks.

According to The Mirror, Leicester City are closing in on the signing of Ajax defender Mitchell Dijks, with the Dutchman valued at around £10m.

The Foxes head into Monday's game against Newcastle United top of the Premier League, and whilst Spurs can cut the gap at the top to just two points with a win over Aston Villa today, Claudio Ranieri's men remain favourites for the title after a stunning campaign.

With Champions League football now on the horizon, manager Ranieri will look to bring in a host of new signings this summer, with a move to the King Power Stadium suddenly very appealing.

Now, The Mirror report that Leicester are in fact 'closing in' on a deal to sign Ajax defender Mitchell Dijks, who has been called up to the Netherlands squad to face England later this month.

Dijks, 23, joined Ajax from Volendam in 2009, but after limited first-team opportunities, left for Willem II - but just one impressive season there led to Ajax buying him back last summer.

This term, the giant 6ft 4in left back has impressed for Frank de Boer's side, so much so that he has now earned his first call-up to the senior Netherlands squad.

Leicester have seen Christian Fuchs impress at let back this season, but adding major competition for places may be something that Ranieri wants to do this summer, and Dijks' height may even offer some cover at centre back. The £10m asking price is large, but it's stated that Leicester are closing in on a deal to add Dijks this summer in an intriguing move from the Foxes.

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