Leicester City have reportedly been in touch with the representatives of Lazio defender Bastos.

According to claims from La Lazio Siamo Noi, as translated by Sport Witness, the Foxes have initiated contact with the Angolan centre-back’s entourage as they ponder a swoop for the player.

Leicester may be on the lookout for a new defender before the transfer window slams shut on August 8 for Premier League clubs, with Harry Maguire seemingly close to a move to Manchester United.

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Recent reports suggest that the England international is edging nearer and nearer to a big-money move to Old Trafford, indicating that the Foxes may need to pursue a replacement in swift fashion.

Lazio are believed to be reluctant to let Bastos depart this summer but would be willing to accept an offer worth between €13 million and €15 million for the defender.

Leicester are not alone in their interest, however. La Lazio Siamo Noi’s report states that Watford have also made an approach over a possible deal.

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