Leicester City have reportedly made an enquiry about the possibility of signing French midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure in January.
The Premier League outfit, who currently trail league leaders Arsenal by just two points, are thought to have already contacted Rennes about the availability of their prized asset.
The 23-year-old, who is a former France Under-21 international, has scored three goals in 15 appearances in all competitions for the Ligue 1 outfit this season.
Doucoure, who has been at Rennes since 2007, is also said to be a potential transfer target of English top-flight rivals Newcastle United and Watford.
It is thought that the French club rate Doucoure around £8m.