Wes Morgan edging towards Leicester exit


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Leicester City’s reported pursuit of Besiktas centre-back Domagoj Vida could spell the end of Wes Morgan’s six-year stay at the King Power Stadium.

Frenchman Claude Puel has already acquired the services of defender Jonny Evans from West Brom this summer but the manager is said to be keen on bringing in more reinforcements at the back.

Croatia international Vida has been impressing for his country at the 2018 World Cup in Russia and there are believed to be a number of clubs across Europe showing an interest in his services.

The Foxes are thought to be one of those teams weighing up an offer although they may have to move quickly with reports claiming Everton, West Ham and Fulham have all made bids around £12million.

Vida’s arrival at the King Power Stadium would add further competition for places and it could see captain Morgan, who is coming towards the end of his playing days at the age of 34, forced out of the club.

The Jamaican is rumoured to be a transfer target for several Championship clubs, including Birmingham City, and he would be relatively cheap with his market value around £2.5-3m.

Puel, whose future at the club was uncertain after a poor end to the previous campaign, has also managed to bring in right-back Ricardo Pereira from Porto and highly-rated English midfielder James Maddison from Norwich City.

Leicester open their 2018/19 Premier League account with a trip to Old Trafford to take on Manchester United on August 11 and the visitors are massive 9.00 outsiders to win, a draw is priced at 4.75 while the Red Devils are 1.36 favourites.

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