Report: Leicester City close on £9 million move for Mendy

Nampalys Mendy

The Nice midfielder could be a replacement for N'Golo Kante.

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Leicester City are very close to completing a move for midfielder Nampalys Mendy, reports Le10Sport.

The Foxes have been linked to the 23-year-old this summer as Claudio Ranieri looks to add to his Premier League title winning squad.

Mendy was in impressive form for Nice last season starting every Ligue 1 game and helping them to finish fourth in the table.

Leicester City manager Claudio RanieriLeicester City manager Claudio Ranieri

And according to Le10Sport, Leicester City are now very close to securing a deal to bring him to the Kingpower Stadium.

According to the report, they will pay £9.5million for the highly rated youngster, slightly more than earlier reports of £8million.

There is every chance that he is being brought into the club as a replacement for N’Golo Kante, who has been linked with a big money exit.

Everton's Ross Barkley in action with Leicester City's N'Golo KanteEverton's Ross Barkley in action with Leicester City's N'Golo Kante

The Frenchman was in superb form for Leicester last year, becoming one of their star men in a title winning campaign.

Those performances put him on the radar of a number of big clubs, and it would not be surprising to see him leave at some point.

Should that happen, then it seems the club may have secured an ideal replacement in the shape of Mendy. 

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