Leicester eye Dutch starlet Wesley Hoedt

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HITC Sport understands Foxes want to sign Lazio defender

Leicester City are looking to beat the transfer deadline on Tuesday and snap up Lazio defender Wesley Hoedt, HITC Sport understands.

The highly-rated 22-year-old has emerged as a target for Leicester, with Italian sources confirming to HITC Sport that the Premier League champions are ready to pay around £8 million to land him.

Hoedt has been with Lazio since 2015, joining them from AZ Alkmaar - where he came through the youth ranks.

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The young central defender, a Dutch Under-21 international, is regarded very highly by Lazio - but Leicester are ready to test their resolve.

He was linked with loan moves to West Ham United and Hamburg earlier this month, whilst Southampton and Middlesbrough checked on him last summer.

Now HITC Sport understands that he could be in line for a move to England, but Leicester will need to work quickly to get the deal finalised by Tuesday's deadline.

The Foxes are currently in 15th place in the Premier League, having struggled badly to recreate their title winning form of last season.

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