After signing Maddison, report claims Leicester are moving to pip Everton to Plattenhardt

Germany's defender Marvin Plattenhardt controls the ball during the Russia 2018 World Cup Group F football match between Germany and Mexico at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on June 17,...

Leicester City are reportedly keen on Everton target Marvin Plattenhardt.

Marvin Plattenhardt of Germany takes on Miguel Layun of Mexico during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group F match between Germany and Mexico at Luzhniki Stadium on June 17, 2018 in Moscow,...

According to Sky Sports, Everton remain interested in signing Hertha Berlin left back Marvin Plattenhardt – but now face competition from Leicester City.

The Toffees are in the market for new signings this summer, with Marcel Brands and Marco Silva calling the shots following their recent appointments, and a left back must be signed.

Leighton Baines is now ageing and suffered injury problems last season, whilst Luke Garbutt and Brendan Galloway appear to be miles away from the first team right now.

Germany's defender Marvin Plattenhardt controls the ball during the Russia 2018 World Cup Group F football match between Germany and Mexico at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on June 17,...

Sky Sports subsequently report that Everton are pursuing the signature of Hertha Berlin defender Marvin Plattenhardt, who is currently in Russia with Germany at the World Cup, and started in the 1-0 defeat to Mexico on Sunday.

However, Everton could yet be beaten to Plattenhardt, as it's claimed that Premier League rivals Leicester City have made enquiries to try and sign the German international this summer.

The Foxes do have the promising Ben Chilwell, but with Christian Fuchs now 32, Claude Puel's men may just view Plattenhardt as an important signing at left back, hence their moves to land him.

James Maddison of Norwich City looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Ipswich Town and Norwich City at Portman Road on October 22, 2017 in Ipswich, England.

Pipping Everton to Plattenhardt would be another boost for Leicester, having signed Norwich City playmaker James Maddison today – who was Everton's top target to replace James Maddison according to The Mirror.

Leicester have already signed Ricardo Pereira, Jonny Evans and now Maddison, with Plattenhardt another name to keep an eye on as they attempt to sneak in and steal him from under Everton noses.

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