According to Sky Sports (live transfer thread, July 22nd at 12:29), Leicester City’s Leonardo Ulloa wants to leave the club after being pushed further down the pecking order.
The Argentine forward joined the Foxes in 2014, yet over the past 12 months he has largely spent his time watching on from the bench as Jamie Vardy, Shinji Okazaki and Riyad Mahrez were preferred starters.
Add new signing Ahmed Musa into the mix and Ulloa has been pushed further down the pecking order, prompting questions over his future at the club.
Sky Sports claim he wants to leave the King Power Stadium presumably in order of regular first-team football, so here are three clubs who should make a move for the former Brighton and Hove Albion man.
Swansea are on the lookout for a new forward after selling Alberto Paloschi, and it seems Bafetimbi Gomis could also be heading out as reports in Wales Online suggest a loan move to Marseille is close.
The Swans traditionally play with one upfront who is capable of bringing others into play, and a player of Ulloa’s ability would no doubt fit the profile in terms of what the Welsh club are looking for.
The report in Sky Sports names Swansea as a leading candidate interested in signing him.
Palace are also in the market for a lone centre-forward, though their attempts to sign Liverpool’s Christian Benteke has so far come up short despite reports claiming the striker has agreed upon a move (The Sun).
The Eagles may find the Reds’ asking price for the Belgian is simply too much, while Leicester’s Ulloa on the other hand could be available for a potential bargain fee.
The 29-year-old would no doubt thrive from the support of wingers Yannick Bolasie and Andros Townsend.
Derby County aren’t necessarily in the market for a new target man type forward this summer considering Chris Martin is still a key figure, yet many could consider Ulloa a potential alternative.