Leicester City have reportedly been in touch with the representatives of Lazio defender Bastos.
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.
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.
Other players from Serie A who Leicester could target
Petagna was good for Spal last season, and the powerful forward would be an impressive signing for the Foxes.
Calhanoglu could be tempted away from Milan to finally test himself in the Premier League, and Leicester could be a good destination.
Dragowski is a hugely promising goalkeeper, and the Fiorentina man would provide Kasper Schmeichel was high-quality competition for his place in the team.
Rodrigo De Paul
De Paul was outstanding for Udinese throughout the Serie A season, and he would add both quality and versatility to the Leicester side.