Date: 5th January 2016 at 6:27pm
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Name: Nigel De Jong

Position: Midfielder

Club: AC Milan

16th November 2013 - International Football - The Netherlands (Holland) v Japan Nigel de Jong (The Netherlands) Photo: Offside / Witters.

Netherlands international Nigel De Jong played 104 Premier League games for Manchester City between 2009 and 2012.

With Leicester City prolonging their surprise Premier League title credentials into the New Year, manager Claudio Ranieri is now on the lookout for some valuable experience in the centre of midfield during the January transfer window in a bid to keep up with their rivals until the end of the season.

The Foxes, who trail league leaders Arsenal by only two points at the top of the standings, have been heavily linked with a move for Netherlands international Nigel De Jong this month.

The 31-year-old, who has 81 international caps for Holland, has made only five league appearances for Serie A giants AC Milan so far this season and could therefore be tempted away from the San Siro.

Boss Ranieri is thought to be looking to recruit some invaluable midfield experience and expertise during the New Year market after losing Argentine ace Esteban Cambiasso back in the summer, whilst De Jong’s arrival could also pave the way for Gokhan Inler to leave the King Power Stadium after failing to establish himself at the club since his £3m summer move from Napoli.

In a bid to sweeten the offer; it is thought that Leicester will also include a £1m bonus for De Jong, who is also said to be interesting Bundesliga outfit Schalke, if they manage to qualify for the UEFA Champions League come the end of the current campaign.

De Jong has enjoyed a stint in the Premier League before, scoring once in 104 league games for Manchester City between 2009 and 2012.

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