Report: Leicester City plot £40m double swoop for Yannick Bolasie and Troy Deeney

Leicester City will be gearing up for a Champions League campaign next season.

According to the Sun Leicester City are plotting an extraordinary £40 million double swoop for Watford striker Troy Deeney and Crystal Palace winger Yannick Bolasie this summer.

The report claims that Leicester boss Claudio Ranieri is already planning ahead for a Champions League campaign and he has singled out the Watford and Palace stars as potential key additions.

The Foxes have experienced a truly remarkable campaign, winning the Premier League title against all odds and sealing their place alongside Europe’s biggest clubs in next season’s Champions League.

Ranieri’s men have achieved the impossible with a huge amount of humility, an excellent work-rate and togetherness as well as a slice of good fortune with so many rivals disappointing.

Next season is expected to be tougher for Leicester, yet the club have already rebuffed the idea they will splash the cash on big-name stars and instead will look for players who fit in with their style of play.

The Sun report Watford’s Troy Deeney is the man Ranieri wants to bulk up his striker options, with the 27-year-old enjoying a great campaign at Vicarage Road with 11 goals and six assists.

The Hornets captain certainly has the ability play at a higher level, and the same can be said of Palace winger Yannick Bolasie, 26, with the winger proving a key member of the Eagles’ first-team these past few weeks.

Bolasie, rated at £20 million by The Sun, would add plenty of competition at the King Power Stadium and his burst of speed and power on the counter makes him an ideal transfer option this summer.

The report concludes that both players may need convincing to leave their respective clubs this summer, although the promise of top-level European football is undoubtedly a huge motive to move.

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