Another Kante? Leicester have sent scouts to watch Cheick Keita

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Leicester City are chasing Cheick Keita.

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Leicester City are chasing talented prospect Cheick Keita, according to Italian website Tuttomercatoweb.

The outlet claims Leicester have sent scouts to watch the 20-year-old in action for Italian Serie B side Virtus Entella this season, but face competition from Serie A big guns Roma and Napoli.

Keita began his career at Monaco before moving to Italy, and his performances in the country's second tier are gaining attention.

He has been playing regularly at left-back, making 31 league appearances this past season.

The Frenchman's club would struggle to hold onto him if a decent offer came in, and Keita could become another gem.

Leicester City's Ngolo Kante in action against West Ham's Aaron CresswellLeicester City's Ngolo Kante in action against West Ham's Aaron Cresswell

Leicester's scouting department is regarded as one of the best in Europe, laying the foundations for their surprise Premier League success.

One of the best additions was another Frenchman, Ngolo Kante from Caen, who was snapped up for a bargain price and was voted into the Premier League Team of the Season by his peers, as well as picking up a title winner's medal.

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