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Leicester City transfer round-up: Peres linked; Polish star comments on reports; Lawrence attracting interest

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

Bruno Peres 1

According to Gianluca Di Marzio, Leicester City are keen on Torino fullback Bruno Peres.

The Foxes have competition from Arsenal for the 26-year-old’s signature, with the Gunners making the first move for the Brazilian as they launch a bid though the Italian club feel it’s below their valuation.

Described as a speedy wingback, Peres has impressed in Serie A over the past 12 months.

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Polish international midfielder Karol Linetty has admitted that Leicester reported interest in him did leave an impression as the midfielder looks for a transfer, Poznan Sport report.

The Mirror reported last November that the Foxes were keen on signing Lech Poznan’s 21-year-old star, though Claudio Ranieri’s men seemingly never followed up their interest in the January window.

Now, speaking to reporters, Linetty admits he’s looking for a move to one of Europe’s big leagues and shares his opinion upon hearing of Leicester’s initial interest.

“Those were clubs whose names did have an impression on me, but honestly I can admit that it is not bothering me now. Do I have any requirements for a new club? Yes. First of all I would like to go to the West, not the East,” he told Poznan Sport.

Wales' Tom Lawrence

In other news, the Daily Mail claim both Celtic and Aston Villa are pursuing a deal for Leicester’s Tom Lawrence.

The 22-year-old forward, formerly on the books of Everton and Manchester United, has made just four first-team appearances for the Foxes since joining the club in 2014.

He has had loan spells at Championship clubs Rotherham United, Blackburn Rovers and Cardiff City, and now it appears Celtic and Villa among others are looking at taking him on a season-long loan.

Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri with assistant manager Steve Walsh during training

One man who has left the King Power Stadium this summer is former head of recruitment Steve Walsh, with the 51-year-old joining Everton as the club’s new director of football.

Speaking to the Toffees’ official website, he described the move as an honour and a privilege.

“I'm proud and privileged to become Director of Football at such a fantastic and historic club,” he told the club’s official website.

“With a new manager and a new major shareholder, it feels very much like a new era here at Everton and that potential is what is most exciting,”

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