Leicester City transfer round-up: winger nears exit; South American's agent talks up Leicester interest; club reportedly preparing bid for Roma star

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

Leicester City's Jeffrey Schlupp in action with Swansea's Wayne RoutledgeLeicester City's Jeffrey Schlupp in action

First up is news regarding Jeffrey Schlupp's anticipated move away from the King Power Stadium, and Sky Sports claim that the Ghana international is close to joining West Bromwich Albion for a fee of £11.5 million.

The report goes on to claim that the Baggies hope to have the deal finalised before they face Everton at the weekend.

Meanwhile, Italian media outlet Gazzetta dello Sport are reporting that the Foxes are preparing a bid of around £12.6 million (€15 million) for Roma midfielder Leandro Paredes.

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The newspaper claim that Liverpool are also interested in the Argentine, while Russian side Zenit Saint Petersburg have already tabled an offer.

In other news, the agent of Genoa midfielder Diego Laxalt has confirmed that Leicester are interested in signing his client, when speaking to Italian news outlet Il Secolo xix, but explained they are still awaiting for an offer to be made from the Midlands outfit.

In an exclusive interview, Vincenzo D’Ippolito was asked about the future of the 23-year-old Uruguayan, and while he named Leicester as an interested party, he claimed they are not the only English team who are monitoring developments with his client:

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“Yes, there is the interest of Leicester, but they not the only English team to have requested information for him. There are at least two more. No offer yet on the part of Leicester for Laxalt."

And finally, the Foxes pursuit of Burnley defender Michael Keane appears to have ended after the player told the Lancashire Telegraph that despite being flattered by Leicester's interest, he is very happy at Turf Moor:

“It’s flattering to see but I’m happy here. We played well and it’s not been hard for me over the summer at all. I’ve just got on with it and put it to the back of my mind.”

Burnley's Michael Keane in action with Tottenham's Paulinho (L)Burnley's Michael Keane in action

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