Report: Leicester scout Ligue 1 match, identify two possible Kante replacements

Leicester City - King Power Stadium

Corentin Tolisso and Nampalys Mendy were watched by Leicester on Friday, a report claims.

Leicester City scouts watched Lyon's 1-1 draw with Nice on Friday night, according to Foot Mercato.

Whether they lift the title or not, the Foxes have already guaranteed their qualification to next season's Champions League group stage and reinforcements are naturally being sought.

France seems like a good place to start, with two of the stars of Leicester's campaign, Riyad Mahrez and N'Golo Kante, arriving at the King Power as relative unknowns from across the channel.

And with Kante reported by the Mail to have a £20 million release clause, which Arsenal, Tottenham, Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain are all considering triggering, potential replacements are being lined up according to Foot Mercato.

The main focus of the Foxes' attention is claimed to be Lyon's Corentin Tolisso, who stepped off the bench at the Parc OL and assisted the hosts' equaliser.

The 21-year-old has been out of the team of late but has started all but six of his 43 appearances this season and played every single minute of Les Gones' Champions League campaign.

Despite being a natural defensive midfield player, who can also operate at right full-back, Tolisso has scored or created 24 goals in 111 games since his debut in 2013.

Also on show at the Parc OL - and another claimed to be in Leicester's sights by Foot Mercato - was Nice's Nampalys Mendy, who played under Foxes boss Claudio Ranieri at Monaco.

The 23-year-old was linked with a move to the King Power in June 2015 by the Mirror, prior to Kante's arrival in the East Midlands.

Mendy, a former France Under-21 international, is out of contract with Les Aiglons next summer with Tolisso tied to Lyon until 2020.

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch