A select round-up of the latest Leicester City transfer news...
The Foxes have competition from Arsenal for the 26-year-old’s signature, with the Gunners making the first move for the Brazilian as they launch a bid though the Italian club feel it’s below their valuation.
Described as a speedy wingback, Peres has impressed in Serie A over the past 12 months.
The Mirror reported last November that the Foxes were keen on signing Lech Poznan’s 21-year-old star, though Claudio Ranieri’s men seemingly never followed up their interest in the January window.
Now, speaking to reporters, Linetty admits he’s looking for a move to one of Europe’s big leagues and shares his opinion upon hearing of Leicester’s initial interest.
“Those were clubs whose names did have an impression on me, but honestly I can admit that it is not bothering me now. Do I have any requirements for a new club? Yes. First of all I would like to go to the West, not the East,” he told Poznan Sport.
The 22-year-old forward, formerly on the books of Everton and Manchester United, has made just four first-team appearances for the Foxes since joining the club in 2014.
He has had loan spells at Championship clubs Rotherham United, Blackburn Rovers and Cardiff City, and now it appears Celtic and Villa among others are looking at taking him on a season-long loan.
One man who has left the King Power Stadium this summer is former head of recruitment Steve Walsh, with the 51-year-old joining Everton as the club’s new director of football.
Speaking to the Toffees’ official website, he described the move as an honour and a privilege.
“I'm proud and privileged to become Director of Football at such a fantastic and historic club,” he told the club’s official website.
“With a new manager and a new major shareholder, it feels very much like a new era here at Everton and that potential is what is most exciting,”