Report: Leicester remain keen on signing Brentford's Chris Mepham, Bournemouth also keen

Norwich City's Josh Murphy battles for possession with Brentford's Chris Mepham during the Sky Bet Championship match between Brentford and Norwich City at Griffin Park on January 27, 2018...

Leicester City and Bournemouth still want to sign the Brentford defender.

L-R Simon Cox of Southend United and Chris Mepham of Brentford during Carabao Cup match between Southend United and Brentford at Roots Hall Ground, Southend, England on 14 August 2018.

According to a report from the Sun (print edition Sunday September 2nd, page 59), Leicester remain keen on signing Brentford centre-back Chris Mepham, having had a £10 million bid rejected for his services in the summer.

Foxes boss Claude Puel thought he had done enough to bring the 20-year-old to the King Power Stadium in the summer, but the Bees actually ended up demanding in excess of £15 million for the defender.

According to a report from the Sun (print edition Sunday September 2nd, page 59), Leicester remain interested in signing Mepham, but they will have to fork out in excess of £15 million in January, if they are to obtain his signature.

11th August 2018, bet365 Stadium, Stoke-on-Trent, England; EFL Championship football, Stoke City versus Brentford; Tom Ince of Stoke City is tackled by Chris Mepham of Brentford

The east Midlands outfit will face competition from Bournemouth in the race for the Brentford ace, according to the British tabloid, with Eddie Howe sending his scouts to watch him in action on a regular basis this season.

In today's day and age, £15 million for Mepham actually represents decent value for money, and if Leicester manage to sign him, it could turn out to be a real coup for the club.

Chris Mepham of Brentford during the Sky Bet Championship match between Aston Villa and Brentford  at Villa Park on August 22, 2018 in Birmingham, England.

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