Report: Leicester, Crystal Palace and West Brom in three-way tussle for £18m-rated Solomon Kvirkvelia

Solomon Kvirkvelia (R) of FC Lokomotiv Moscow is challenged by Sardar Azmoun of FC Rostov Rostov-on-Don during the Russian Premier League match between FC Lokomotiv Moscow v FC Rostov...

The Georgian is said to have emerged as a target for Leicester City, Crystal Palace and West Bromwich Albion.

Solomon Kvirkvelia (?) of FC Lokomotiv Moscow celebrates during the Russian Premier League match between FC Rubin Kazan and FC Lokomotiv Moscow at Kazan Arena stadium on August 9, 2017 in...Solomon Kvirkvelia of FC Lokomotiv Moscow

Leicester City, Crystal Palace and West Bromwich Albion are 'in a three-way tussle' for Lokomotiv Moscow centre-back Solomon Kvirkvelia, according to The Sun.

It is claimed all three sides are keen to land the Georgia international ahead of Thursday's transfer deadline.

Leicester are said to face competition from Arsenal and Manchester City in their pursuit of West Brom's Jonny Evans, for whom the Baggies would need a replacement, while Palace's efforts to re-sign Liverpool's Mamadou Sakho appear to be proving unsuccessful.

West Bromwich Albion Football Club player Jonny Evans attends a press conference in Hong Kong on July 18, 2017, ahead of the 2017 Premier League Asia Trophy being played on July 19 and 22.Jonny Evans of West Bromwich Albion 

Kvirkvelia has therefore emerged as a target for the trio, according to the report, having impressed in his nine outings for Lokomotiv Moscow this season.

The 25-year-old, who stands at almost 6ft 6ins tall, only signed a permanent deal in the Russian capital at the start of last month, having spent last season on loan there from Rubin Kazan.

Solomon Kvirkvelia (R) of FC Lokomotiv Moscow is challenged by Sardar Azmoun of FC Rostov Rostov-on-Don during the Russian Premier League match between FC Lokomotiv Moscow v FC Rostov...Solomon Kvirkvelia of FC Lokomotiv Moscow (right)

Nevertheless, it is claimed he would 'jump at the opportunity to move to England'.

Would Kvirkvelia be a good signing for Leicester City / Crystal Palace / West Bromwich Albion?

 

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