Report: Leicester City keeping tabs on Nimes striker Umut Bozok

Ajaccio's midfielder Youssouf M'Changama (L) with his teammates reacts after scoring a goal during the French L2 football match between Nimes and Ajaccio, on May 4, 2018 at the les...

Leicester City have reportedly scouted Umut Bozok ahead of a potential summer swoop.

Nimes's players react after winning the French L2 football match between Nimes and Ajaccio, on May 4, 2018 at the les Costieres Stadium in Nimes, southern France. (Photo by PASCAL GUYOT

Despite a plethora of forwards and striking options still contracted to Leicester City, the former Premier League champions appear set to bring another frontman into the squad as they prepare for changes upfront.

Ahmed Musa, Fousseni Diabate, Islam Slimani, Jamie Vardy, Kelechi Iheanacho, Leonardo Ulloa and Shinji Okazaki are all (still) Leicester players, but at least four of them could move on by summer, and according to Mercato365, the club are keeping tabs on Nimes hitman Umut Bozok as a prospective transfer target.

Leicester City's Algerian midfielder Riyad Mahrez (C) celebrates scoring their third goal with team-mates during the English Premier League football match between Leicester City and...

The Turkey youth international has been in sublime form for the Ligue 2 side this season, firing them to automatic promotion to the French top-flight with his 24 league goals.

In doing so, the 21-year-old Bozok made history by helping Nimes return to Ligue 1 for the first time since 1993, and they have slapped a £9million release clause on him in order to ward off potential suitors.

The Turkish striking sensation arrived at Nimes from Marseille Consolat last summer for £131,000 on the back of 18 league goals in 31 games, and having cut his teeth in the lower divisions, a move up the ladder is well-deserved and has been earned.

Nimes's players react after scoring a goal during the French L2 football match between Nimes and Ajaccio, on May 4, 2018 at the les Costieres Stadium in Nimes, southern France. (Photo by...

With his sharp eye for goals, Bozok shouldn't have a hard time hitting the ground running in the Premier League, and despite having a couple more sides keen on his signature, including Lyon, Leicester are favourites.

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