Leicester City have reportedly enquired about Manchester United left-back Luke Shaw, according to The Sunday Mirror.
It comes as a result of the burgeoning interest in Ben Chilwell, who Manchester City, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur do remain keen on, so much so that they are willing to pay £60 million.
Problem here is not the potential sale of Chilwell. Well, it is a problem, but not as big as the fact that Shaw is who the club have identified as a replacement – in case there’s any truth to the report.
Based on recent business, however, one would think this is not the kind of signing Leicester would make. In fact, it’s more of a United signing. Funny but true.
You may as well feel this is not the kind of transfer that Leicester would just let happen in the middle of the season.
There’s no way they are selling one of the best left-backs in the Premier League to a direct rival. They are too clever and too stubborn for that.
Brendan Rodgers wouldn’t need such a distraction at this point anyway. He knows there’s a lot to play for this season, and for that, he needs additions elsewhere, not departures of key figures.
Leicester need a winger, a centre-back – now that Filip Benkovic is injured again – and maybe another defensive midfielder.
Before all of that, though, the Foxes certainly need to get back to their best. They’ve lost three of their last five in the league, and the manner of the defeats has not been good.
Leicester play Burnley at Turf Moor next.