Premier League side Leicester City have opened discussions to sign 21-year-old Nigerian attacker Emmanuel Dennis from Belgian side Club Brugge in the January transfer window.
The player is the top priority identified by the Foxes’ boss Brendan Rodgers in terms of a mid-season reinforcement.
The Belgian side are likely to ask for between €20m (N8B) and €23m (N9.2B) for the exciting Nigerian attacker, according to reports from France.
Dennis has six goals to his name this season already and caught the eye earlier in the campaign with two against Real Madrid at the Bernabeu last month in Brugge’s famous 2-2 draw in the Champions League.
Dennis is expected to replace compatriot Kelechi Iheanacho, who has failed to break into the Foxes first team under Brendan Rodgers.
Dennis has contributed 25 goals and nine assists in 86 games since arriving from Ukrainian side Zorya Luhansk in 2017.