Report: Leicester City planning summer move for Ousmane Dembele

Leicester City

Leicester's incredible rise has boosted their reputation within the game, and given them the opportunity to sign one of Europe's hottest properties.

The Sunday Times understands that league leaders Leicester City are making strides in their attempts to sign Stade Rennais teenage star Ousmane Dembele.

The talented youngster has been linked with a whole host of Europe's elite football clubs, and the 18-year-old has already managed to score an impressive 12 goals in 20 appearances for the Ligue 1 club.

The French club have reportedly put a £16 million price tag on the teenager's head, a figure that will easily be met by the East-Midlands club.

With Champions League football all but assured for the Foxes, and the money from the new TV deal due to come in this summer, they will be able to embark on a spending spree never seen before at the King Power.

Big things are expected of Dembele. French national team manager Didier Deschamps has already talked of calling him up to the senior national team, as reported in French publication L'Equipe.

The Sunday Times also reports that former Manchester United and France defender Mikael Silvestre has even gone as far to suggest that Dembele is a future world player of the year contender.

What a fantastic coup he would be for the Foxes, and a sign of a power shift in the Premier League if he did arrive at the club in due course.


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