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PSV enforcer Sangare target of £30 million Leicester City swoop

Last Updated on by James King

It is understood that Brendan Rodgers is eyeing up a move for PSV Eindhoven’s Ibrahim Sangare in the summer, with the Leicester City boss planning on adding more steel to his central midfield.

Rodgers saw first-hand what the 24-year-old was all about when the two sides met in the Europa Conference League quarter-final in early April and there are a number of possibilities surrounding the context of this possible transfer.

With a £30 million fee being mooted, this is relatively modest for a player who is effectively an all-action, combative central midfielder, very much in the mould of former player N’Golo Kante.

However, should Youri Tielemans decide to move on, or the club receive an offer that they feel is too good to refuse, Sangare could be seen as some form of replacement for the Belgian, however, the Ivory Coast international’s attacking abilities are more restrictive.

PSV enforcer Sangare target of £30 million Leicester City swoop

Rodgers targeting squad overhaul

It is believed that the Foxes boss is planning to refresh his squad this summer, with ‘five or six’ players said to be his target number.

This may also depend on who is moved on and while they may want to keep star players such as Tielemans and James Maddison, should they receive highly lucrative offers, it may be wise to cash in.

Leicester are a football club who have successfully proved that this model works over the last few years, selling one or two star assets every summer and replacing them with star quality that have just as much impact.

With Aston Villa also reportedly tracking Sangare’s progress, with manager Steven Gerrard having ambitious plans of his own, the Foxes may face competition from their Midlands rivals.

 

Where else could the Foxes strengthen?

It has been somewhat of an average campaign from Leicester this season, who will no doubt be targeting European success, having reached the Europa League Conference semi-final, with a mid-table Premier League finish becoming increasingly likely.

One area where they have struggled this season is in the goalscoring department and while Kelechi Iheanacho has perhaps exceeded expectations, he is no Jamie Vardy who has suffered from injuries this season and turns 36 next January.

Attacking reinforcements are likely to be high on the agenda of Rodgers, however adding a player of Sangare’s quality regardless of whether it is to replace Tielemans will be a major coup.