Leicester City and Brighton and Hove Albion are both reportedly interested in signing the Iranian.

Leicester boss Claude Puel will be desperate to bolster his attacking ranks at the King Power Stadium this summer, in an effort to guide his side back into contention for the European places this season.

Iranian media outlet Vananews claimed earlier this month that the Foxes are keen to land AZ Alkmaar hitman Alireza Jahanbakhsh.

The Daily Mail have this morning claimed that Brighton have joined Leicester in the race for the Iran international’s signature, however, and Puel cannot allow the Seagulls to beat them to the punch.

The 24-year-old was in scintillating form in Holland last season, chalking up 22 goals and 14 assists in 39 appearances in all competitions for his club.

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Jahanbakhsh can play anywhere along the front-line, and his direct style of play would help add fresh impetus to Leicester’s play in the final third.

He is lethal when presented with a goalscoring opportunity, and possesses the uncanny knack of being able to find space in extremely tight areas.

The 41-capped Iran international would be an excellent foil to Jamie Vardy, and his arrival at the King Power Stadium would undoubtedly help Leicester reach new heights this season.

For the reported fee of just £20 million, Leicester could secure themselves a real bargain by bringing Jahanbakhsh to the east Midlands, and they absolutely must not allow the Seagulls to beat them to his signature.

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