Leicester City Eye Shock January Swoop for AC Milan Midfielder Hakan Calhanoglu

La Gazzetta dello Sport journalist Nicolo Schira has confirmed rumours linking Leicester with a potential move for Milan winger Hakan Calhanoglu, claiming the Foxes have asked for information about the 25-year-old.

The Turkish forward has played 16 games for Milan this season, scoring twice and getting one assist, but could be on his way out of Italy this January.

Leicester are keen on Calhanoglu, while still keeping an eye on fellow countryman Merih Demiral, but a return to the Bundesliga could also be on the cards for the former Bayer Leverkusen star.

A report by ​Askam on Saturday also supported these rumours, suggesting Brendan Rodgers was keen on the ​Milan attacker, while readying a €50m swoop for Calhanoglu and ​Juventus defender Demiral.

Leicester have enjoyed an incredible Premier League campaign thus far, currently sitting second in the table ahead of current champions Manchester City, but one area they have lacked quality is in wide forward areas.

Despite the attacking presence of both full-backs, Harvey Barnes, Demarai Gray and £30m summer signing Ayoze Perez have all failed to consistently keep their place in the ​Leicester side. Calhanoglu would provide further competition for places, but Schira claims he would rather seal a move back to the German top-flight.

Hakan Calhanoglu

The Foxes have also been constantly linked with 21-year-old centre-back Demiral, who is seen by Rodgers as a long-term replacement for Jonny Evans. Compatriot and emerging talent Caglar Soyuncu could well play his part in a potential ​transfer.

However, despite links with the Premier League and Bundesliga, ​Calciomercato recently reported that Calhanoglu represents a "dream" transfer for Galatasaray. The Turkish outfit saw their €6m bid turned down by Milan, but it hasn't ended all rumours linking him with a move to the Super Lig.

Source : 90min