Leicester City are reportedly ready to challenge Tottenham Hotspur for the £25m signing of Kenya international Victor Wanyama this summer, according to the Daily Star Sunday.
The Premier League side, who miraculously topped the English top-flight standings this term to finish 10 points clear of runners-up Arsenal, are interested in trying to lure the Southampton midfielder to the King Power Stadium ahead of the 2016/17 campaign.
The 24-year-old, who has 42 international caps for his country, scored one goal and provided one assist in 35 appearances in all competitions for the Saints this season.
Wanyama, who arrived at St Mary’s Stadium back in July 2013 after sealing a reported £12.5m switch from Celtic, has already refused a new contract at Southampton.
The report suggests that Spurs’ pursuit of the defensive midfielder has been boosted given Everton entering talks over making Saints boss Ronald Koeman their new manager, opening the door for Wanyama to put pen to paper on a move to White Hart Lane.
But despite Tottenham looking favourites to land the Kenyan ace, recent reports suggest Claudio Ranieri’s Foxes are ready to try and hijack Spurs’ pursuit as they fear fellow midfieler N’Golo Kante could leave this summer.