Leicester 'line up Ademola Lookman transfer from RB Leipzig' after Dennis Praet leaves for Serie A

LEICESTER CITY are interested in signing RB Leipzig star Ademola Lookman, according to reports.

And it's believed the Foxes will allow Belgian midfielder Dennis Praet to join Serie A side Torino on loan in a busy end to their transfer window.


According to The Athletic, Leicester are hoping to sign Lookman on loan with an option to buy the 23-year-old at the end of the season.

The ex-Charlton youngster joined Leipzig in July 2019 after an impressive loan spell from Everton during the 2017-18 season.

Lookman scored five goals in 11 Bundesliga games during his temporary stint but failed to replicate that form after his permanent move.

The 11-cap England U21 international didn't score during the 2019-20 campaign and spent last term on loan at Fulham.

Lookman scored four goals in 34 Premier League games for the West London side as they were relegated under ex-boss Scott Parker.

Praet, meanwhile, is set to leave the King Power stadium before the end of the transfer window, according to Sky Sport in Italy.

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The 27-year-old is reportedly close to joining Torino on loan for the season before completing a €15million switch, around £12.8m, at a later date.

Praet has struggled to flourish at Leicester since making an £18m move from Sampdoria in August 2019.

The 13-cap Belgium international has featured just 42 times in the Premier League under manager Brendan Rogers – not appearing this term.

Praet enjoyed his best form in Serie A during a three-year spell at Sampdoria and that has reportedly persuaded Torino to invest.

Leicester have already signed Patson Daka, Boubakary Soumare, Ryan Bertrand and Jannik Vestergaard this summer.

They've also recently agreed a new contract with winger Harvey Barnes and are hoping to tie down midfielder Youri Tielemans shortly.

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