Leicester City have identified Lewis Dunk as the man to replace Harry Maguire should he leave this the club this summer.

England international Maguire has been linked with a big money move to Manchester this summer, with both City and United said to be keen on signing him.

It is thought that Leicester will accept a bid for the 26-year-old if their valuation of £85 million is met, meaning the club will be in need of a new centre-back to take his place.

According to a report from TEAMTalk, cited by the Leicester Mercury, the man that Brendan Rodgers would like to do that is Brighton and Hove Albion’s Dunk.

The 27-year-old has made 270 appearances for the Seagulls since making his debut in 2010, and has been vice-captain since 2016.

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He has impressed since arriving in the Premier League too, receiving praise for both his defensive performances and leadership skills in both of Brighton’s two years in the top flight so far.

The Englishman signed a new five-year deal with the South Coast club in October last year, which may make it difficult for the Foxes to land their man, however, the report also says that Leicester are willing to break their transfer record to get Dunk through the door, with a bid of £40 million being prepared.

The singing of Dunk will depend on the sale of Maguire, however, this report suggests Leicester are readying themselves for his exit.


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