Leicester City transfer round-up: £25 million bid for Brazilian lined up; owner has say on Mahrez; and more

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A select round-up of the latest Leicester City news...

Picture Supplied by Action ImagesGabriel Barbosa with compatriot Neymar

First up, and in what will be really exciting news for Leicester fans, HITC Sport understands that the Foxes are contemplating a £25 million offer for Santos' 19-year-old whizz-kid Gabriel Barbosa.

It is believed that Leicester have already made some moves and are readying a bid for the striker, but is is thought that Santos will hold out for at least £30 million.

In other news, the protracted transfer saga involving Foxes defender Liam Moore continues, with no concrete bids for the player being reported as yet.

Leicester's Liam MooreLeicester's Liam Moore

Moore took to Twitter to deliver the news that he has not been given a squad number at the King Power for the upcoming season, and that he hopes for a resolution to his future sooner rather than later:

Riyad Mahrez celebrates after scoring the first goal for LeicesterRiyad Mahrez celebrates after scoring for Leicester

Meanwhile, there is more news on the Riyad Mahrez front, with Leicester City owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha stating that the player is not for sale, along with this light-hearted post to his official Instagram account:


VS: You Not for sale!! Mahrez: Ok boss @riyadmahrez26.7 @lcfc @lcfcth @kingpower #fearless

A photo posted by Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha (@vs_kingpower) on

 And finally, in another light-hearted display, Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha has bought every single Leicester player a £100,000 BMW i8 as a reward for winning the Premier League title last season, as reported by The Metro.

Leicester City's Jamie Vardy wins the Barclays Player Of The Season Award Jamie Vardy was a key factor in Leicester's title success, and has been rewarded, along with his teammates, by the owner

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