Leicester City transfer news: Club linked with £20m-rated defender

Michael Keane of Burnley applauds fans at the end of the game

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

Burnley's Michael Keane and Ben Mee celebrate promotion to the premier leagueBurnley's Michael Keane

First up is news that Leicester City are preparing to make a £17 million bid for Burnley defender Michael Keane, according to the Mirror.

The report goes on to claim that Leicester have already had one approach for Keane rejected, with the Clarets valuing the 23-year-old closer to £20 million.

In other news, Bristol City are the latest club to be linked with Leicester defender Liam Moore, according to the Bristol Post.

Leicester's Liam MooreLeicester's Liam Moore

Moore had a four-month loan spell at Ashton Gate last season and made 10 appearances for the Robins. The newspaper also cite Leeds United's interest in the 23-year-old.

There is interesting news emanating from Spain today, with Catalan newspaper SPORT claiming that the Foxes are close to completing a £12.5 million deal for Deportivo La Coruna’s Lucas Perez, as reported via Sporting Witness. The 27-year-old scored 17 goals for the La Liga outfit last term.

Leicester's Kasper SchmeichelLeicester's Kasper Schmeichel

And finally, following the signing of a new five-year deal, goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel has spoken to the club's official website to highlight his excitement ahead of the new season, and his delight at committing his future to the club.

"I'm just buzzing and I can't wait for the season to get started," said Schmeichel. "It was a very easy decision.

"It was a case of coming back after winning the Premier League and making sure that the hunger was the same within myself and the squad. I've come back absolutely convinced that this is the place for me to be."

Leicester City's Kasper Schmeichel applauds the fans at the end of the game Schmeichel says he cannot wait to get the new season underway with Leicester

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