Report: Leicester City to table £6 million bid for Benfica's Andre Almeida

A general view of  The King Power Stadium during the Premier League match between Leicester City and West Bromwich Albion at The King Power Stadium on October 16, 2017 in Leicester,...

Almeida is understood to be keen on a move to Leicester City.

Benfica's defender Andre Almeida from Portugal (L) vies with Guimaraes's forward Helder Ferreira from Portugal (R) during the match between SL Benfica and VSC Guimaraes at Estadio...

Leicester City will table a £6 million bid for Benfica right-back Andre Almeida in January, according to the Sun.

It is claimed Almeida was watched by Leicester boss Claude Puel as Benfica beat Tondela 5-1 on Sunday, having been checked on several times previously.

And the 27-year-old, who can also provide cover at left-back and central midfield, is understood to be tempted by the prospect of a  move to the King Power Stadium.

Leicester have taken Islam Slimani and Adrien Silva from Benfica's rivals Sporting Lisbon over the past 18 months, although the latter cannot be registered to play for his new employers until January.

Sporting CP midfielder Adrien Silva from Portugal  during the Five Violins Trophy match between Sporting CP and AC Fiorentina at Estadio Jose Alvalade on July 29, 2017 in Lisbon, Portugal.

The Foxes, whose only specialist right-back is Danny Simpson, were linked with a move for Hoffenheim's Pavel Kaderabek last week [also the Sun].

The same publication credited Southampton and Crystal Palace with interest in Almeida, who has eight caps for Portugal, towards the end of the summer transfer window.

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