Leicester City Eye Permanent Move for Roma Winger Cengiz Under

Leicester City have thought to have identified Roma winger Cengiz Under as a potential transfer target, with the Italian giants open to let him leave.

Foxes boss Brendan Rodgers revealed before their opening day 3-0 victory at West Brom, courtesy of new signing Timothy Castagne and Jamie Vardy's brace of penalties, that he was keen to add more squad depth.

So far this window, Leicester are yet to add reinforcements to their front line, but Inside Futbol claim that Turkish international Under is on the club's radar.

But Rodgers was clear in a press conference last week that he wants fresh faces to arrive in the east Midlands, when asked whether he had enough depth to compete in four competitions.

“No, we don’t. That’s something I’ve been pretty clear on." Rodgers said. “I think our idea this year was to improve the squad. The players in this last season, they’ve shown many great moments, and I think for them to improve, it’s going to need time, and work on the training field.

"But also in order to improve, you need quality. That’s something we’ve talked about, and something that we can give the squad in order to help them."

Under joined Roma in the summer of 2017 from Istanbul Basaksehir and he's gone on make 88 appearances for the club, scoring 17 goals and providing 12 assists. Despite that healthy return, I Giallorossi are open to his departure and have placed a £23m price tag on his head to attract any interested parties.

Bundesliga outfit Hertha BSC are also interested, as well as Leicester's Premier League rivals Newcastle. The Magpies, however, are only interested in a loan deal after splashing the cash on Callum Wilson and Jamal Lewis, but that's not something the Stadio Olimpico side are willing to entertain.

The 23-year-old has previously been linked with a move to Napoli as part of Roma’s attempts to sign Arkadiusz Milik, but that deal now looks unlikely with Paulo Fonseca's side yet to improve their recent £16.5m plus £3.5m in add-ons offer.

Source : 90min