Leicester closing in on three transfers with Boubakary Soumare, Odsonne Edouard and Ryan Bertrand on Rodgers’ wishlist

LEICESTER CITY are reportedly closing in on three new transfers including deals for Odsonne Edouard and Ryan Betrand.

The Mail claim the Foxes are first closing in on a £20million deal for Lille midfielder Boubakary Soumare as they look to bounce back from Champions League heartbreak.


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The report claim talks have been ongoing since January with the Ligue 1 side ready to cash in on the 22-year-old due to the financial impact of Covid.

Soumare is thought to have been convinced by a move to the King Power Stadium by France U21 teammate and Leciester defender Wesley Fofana.

The midfielder, who turned down a £35m move to Newcastle last year, has previously indicated his ambitions to play Champions League football.

Meanwhile, manager Brendan Rodgers is also closing on sign his former player Odsonne Edouard ahead of Europa League rivals West Ham.

The Celtic striker is hot property this summer as he goes into the final year of his Parkhead deal.

A new forward is high on the King Power wishlist as a back-up and eventual successor to Jamie Vardy, who turns 35 next season.

Kelechi Iheanacho finished the season in red-hot form but with a European campaign ahead, Rodgers wants another extra attacking option.

Leicester are also competing with Arsenal for left-back Ryan Bertrand, who will be a free agent next month after his contract runs out at Southampton.

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West Ham and Crystal Palace are said to be keeping tabs on the star.

And the Gunners have been long-term admirers with manager Mikel Arteta desperate to bring him to North London.

But SunSport recently revealed that FA Cup winners Leicester were set to offer Bertrand a one-year deal this week.

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