Reports this morning understand that Leicester City are closing in on a trio of names, Neil Danns, Craig-Mackail-Smith and Tsepo Masilela are the players rumoured to be in talks with the club.
The move for Neil Danns could materialise later today, as the former Crystal Palace midfielder now released by the club is set to complete his medical later today. Danns was highly linked with Scottish side Rangers, but it seems that the 28 year old midfielder has rejected a move to the SPL Champions. Born in Liverpool Danns played 103 times for Crystal Palace scoring 17 goals in the process, a player highly regarded as one of the Npower Championships most competitive midfielders, Sven Goran Eriksson has landed a potential gem for the season ahead.
Meanwhile reports in the Leicester Mercury state that Peterborough United striker Craig Mackail-Smith is in talks with the Foxes, over a possible £2.5 million move to the Walkers Stadium. League One’s top scorer last season has already rejected moves to Premier League newcomers Queens Park Rangers and Norwich City, but a move to Leicester looks likely to take shape in the next couple of days. A move to West Ham isn’t out of the question just yet, but considering Mackail-Smith has been on Leicester City’s radar for a while and a bid has been accepted, they are firmly in the driving seat to capture the signature of the highly rated 27 year old.
Lastly the Foxes are also close to finalising a deal for South African left-back Tsepo Masilela. Masilela had a World Cup to remember last year, as he was classed as one of South Africa’s top performers. With great defending skills and a pin point cross, the move for Masilela could well be an outstanding piece of business. The 26 year old is currently plying his trade for Maccabi Haifa, the current Israeli champions. The move to Leicester City however only looks to be a loan signing, but with a view of a permanent deal. The left-back is highly rated amongst South African fans, and it also seems that Foxes boss Sven Goran Eriksson is a keen admirer, this move could also happen later today.
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