Player to undergo medical and agree contract as Leicester signing nears

Inter Milan's Stefano Sensi is set to undergo his medical and then sign a new contract as Leicester City's maiden signing of the January transfer window gets ever closer. Will the east Midlands outfit also make a second midfield acquisition this month? Enzo Maresca wants another tough guy in the middle - but that capture feels increasingly unlikely for several reasons.
FC Internazionale v Frosinone Calcio - Serie A TIM
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It has been a few weeks now since a slightly startling report linked currently Championship-based Leicester to a potentially high profile Serie A signing. Those in the know knew this wasn't a marquee addition as such, though Sensi has the attributes and a chance to make his name in England. And then subsequently, hopefully, fingers crossed, the best division in the world - the English Premier League.

There is a long way to go before the Foxes' realistic ambition of returning to the top-flight is realised. However, the announcement of the Italian as a fresh Fox is supposedly imminent. Today is apparently the day - Tuesday, January 30 - that the 28-year-old will sign for LCFC. Let's hope so as market opportunities for Championship sides close soon enough. The Blue Army doesn't want any more transfers dragging on towards that 14 second mark!

Reports in Italy state that Sensi will have his "medicals" early in the week; an agreement for a move from Inter to Leicester will then transpire. The switch shall be a loan, which the Leicestershire team will pay for the privilege of. Furthermore, the deal will contain a "conditional purchase obligation."

Leicester City boss Enzo Maresca won't be finished after Stefano Sensi arrives

Due to the lost physical presence of Chelsea man Cesare Casadei, Maresca wants more metal in midfield. City wish to 'beef up' in the centre of the park, with this quote attributed:

"Asked if he specifically now wanted a physical player, Maresca said: 'For sure. Since I arrived here, with (head of recruitment) Martyn Glover, we are in continuous contact, even when it’s not the transfer market, if I see some good profiles or if he sees some good profiles. We are very close in terms of thinking about new players.

'He’s done a fantastic job so far. In this moment, in case we do something, we have a clear idea of what we need to do. We still have four or five days, but we are not allowed to anything in this moment.

'We need to sell to bring in. At the end it’s not difficult because we are happy with the squad. But with internationals and injuries, we are short. But we don’t definitely have to sell.'"

Enzo Maresca