Leicester closing in on free transfer for Nice midfielder Arnaud Lusamba… as his friendship with Youri Tielemans proves decisive in pursuit
- Nice ace Arnaud Lusamba is being targeted by Leicester for a summer transfer
- The 23-year-old is close friends with current Foxes midfielder Youri Tielemans
- That relationship is said to be key with Leicester closing on a deal to sign him
Leicester City are closing on a summer deal to sign Nice midfielder Arnaud Lusamba.
The 23-year-old is out of contract at the end of the season and has been free to talk with foreign clubs.
Brighton, Crystal Palace, Sporting Lisbon and Vitoria Guimaraes had all shown interest in the energetic former France U19 international but Leicester are now favourites to sign him.
Leicester are closing in on acquiring Nice midfielder Arnaud Lusamba on a free transfer
Lusamba, who had a spell on loan at Cercle Brugge a year ago, is understood to be good friends with Leicester’s Youri Tielemans.
He has been enticed by the prospect of playing in the Champions League alongside the Belgian next season.
Leicester remain in talks over a new contract for James Maddison amid interest from Manchester United and Arsenal but need greater squad depth as they look to build on this season.
Lusamba is close friends with Leicester midfielder Youri Tielemans and is keen to play together
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