Claudio Ranieri has hinted that Leicester are interested in Sporting Lisbon’s Adrien Silva.
The Premier League champions were linked with a move for Silva in the latter stages of the summer transfer window, but Sporting held off the interest in the 27-year-old.
It is understood that Leicester will renew their interest in January and Ranieri has hinted that he wants to sign the Portuguese, who helped his nation win Euro 2016.
Claudio Rainieri told Portuguese TV channel RTP: “We are following many players. Adrien Silva is a great player. Why not?”
The 27-year-old was reportedly priced at £21m.
Silva even told reporters at the time that he would welcome a move to the East Midlands.