Leicester prepare bid for Championship defender amid Spurs interest

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According to recent reports, Leicester City are targeting a Championship defender to sign now. Tottenham Hotspur are also apparently tracking Joe Rodon.

Whilst the Premier League transfer window is closed, top tier clubs can still scope and swoop for Championship players until October 16. Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers suggested that the team’s incoming business may be finished during this opportunity. That follows three excellent signings: Timothy Castagne, Cengiz Under and Wesley Fofana.

Yet there is normally a surprise or two from the Foxes – signing another centre-back at this stage would be a bit of a shock. Buying one after Fofana’s introduction to the squad could be seen as rather peculiar. Obviously the Frenchman is one for the future, despite his already high standing at age-19. Although, the English top-flight is much more trying, competitive and superior in every way to Ligue 1 of France.

However, if there was an injury to either Caglar Soyuncu or Jonny Evans, heaven forbid, Leicester would be in an awkward position. Throwing in Fofana at any point this season may be considered premature for the starlet. Therefore another centre-half joining isn’t quite as fanciful as I stated earlier, I suppose.

Leicester City target Swansea defender

According to The Sun, Rodgers’ Recruitment department are targeting Swansea’s Joe Rodon. With the Welsh outfit pondering a sale before the division’s window expires. Tottenham Hotspur are said to have had a bid rejected; the outlet claims Sheffield United are monitoring the player, too, along with West Ham United.

In other Premier League transfer news relating to City, apparently Brentford’s Said Benrahma is going to West Ham. Leicester were reportedly interested in the Algerian but the Hammers are making their move since the Foxes loaned fellow winger Cengiz Under. Benrahma will supposedly cost David Moyes’ side £30 million, while Crystal Palace also remain keen.