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West Ham in ‘pole position’ to sign Leicester target, club waiting for ‘formal off...

Marlon Santos da Silva Barbosa, simply known as Marlon, initially joined Barcelona B on loan from Fluminense in summer of 2016. The same year, he made his debut for the Spanish champions? first team, when Luis Enrique was in charge at the Camp...
Leicester City - 2018-05-25 12:48:37

Club working to get Leicester City player on loan deal, it’s an ambitious plan

It seems that Sporting continue to be interested in bringing Islam Slimani back to the club. After some reports in the past few months, A Bola feeds the story today, claiming that the Lions are interested in signing the Leicester City striker on a...
Leicester City - 2018-05-24 16:48:27

Ligue 1 winger was ‘on the verge’ of signing for Leicester, Mahrez replacement

Will this be the summer Riyad Mahrez finally gets his move away from Leicester City" We?ll have to wait and see about that, but if a Tunisian manager is to be believed, the Foxes are already looking for a replacement. Speaking to Mosaique FM on...
Leicester City - 2018-05-24 19:48:12

Leicester want ‘at least ?20m’ for player, but he could stay if Claude Puel leaves

Following Islam Slimani?s return from his loan at Newcastle, Leicester City will once again  befacing the prospect of having to negotiate the Algeria international?s exit from the club in the summer. However,
Leicester City - 2018-05-22 08:48:14

From Portugal: Leicester City expected to pay additional ?4m for transfer soon

Ricardo Pereira’s ?20m transfer to Leicester City may not have meant a big deal for the Premier League market, but it’s being taken as a pretty good sale for Porto. On Tuesday, as newspaper Correio da Manhã has a story about Pereira’s...
Leicester City - 2018-05-22 16:48:18

Official: Club announce they’ve agreed deal to sell ace to Leicester City

Around a month ago, a source confirmed to Sport Witness that Leicester City were acting on interest in Ricardo Pereira. The Premier League club hadn’t made an offer at the time, but were trying to find out the parameters of a deal. Pereira spent...
Leicester City - 2018-05-20 08:47:56

“Nothing is impossible” – Leicester City star speaks about transfer back to old cl...

It’s hard to exaggerate how bad the situation is at Sporting right now. Just over the past week or so, the club’s president Bruno de Carvalho suspended manager Jorge Jesus, then brought him back when he realised there was a cup final to plan...
Leicester City - 2018-05-20 16:48:14

Player snubs Dortmund to sign for Leicester City, and agent gets 12% of transfer fee

Ricardo Pereira to Leicester City is done. Hurrah! In one of the more straightforward transfers of the summer, Leicester were able to get business agreed quickly with Porto. The Foxes are paying ?20m plus a further ?5m in bonuses, which would hit...
Leicester City - 2018-05-20 12:48:17

‘Exploit all his magic’ – Leicester City and Atletico Madrid transfer floated in S...

It’s that time of year again. Leicester City fans worry about the possible exit of Riyad Mahrez, and Atletico Madrid fans fret this is the year Antoine Griezmann will leave. Well, Spanish newspaper AS believe the two things could be...
Leicester City - 2018-05-19 12:48:44

Ricardo Pereira in England to have Leicester City medical, all the details of the deal

At Sport Witness we’ve been covering Ricardo Pereira to Leicester City for months. The links first came from Portugal, with claims of an offer going back to late March. In April, sources confirmed to Sport Witness that Leicester City had made an...
Leicester City - 2018-05-19 12:48:44

Photographic evidence: Ricardo Pereira pictured at airport as he travels for Leicester City medical

Two days ago we covered claims from Portugal that Leicester City have agreed a deal to sign Ricardo Pereira from FC Porto. Foxes fans were obviously excited, it’s a an impressive signing, but there was still some doubt. Despite the Portuguese...
Leicester City - 2018-05-19 16:48:11

Local media goes silent after claims of Leicester City done deal

When Portuguese newspaper A Bola reported Leicester City’s deal with Porto for Ricardo Pereira yesterday, the claims seemed pretty solid. With the Foxes following the player for a while now, there was no reason not to believe they would get him...
Leicester City - 2018-05-18 19:48:13

From Portugal: Leicester City have now agreed ?20m signing, announcement on way

Leicester City have reportedly reached a deal with Porto for the transfer of right-back Ricardo Pereira. After a few weeks of rumours, newspaper A Bola claims that the agreement is done, with the Foxes paying ?20m for the move, and maybe...
Leicester City - 2018-05-17 16:48:10

Leicester City impressed with ‘Robocop’ after several scouting trips this season

Apart from the Premier League top six, there’s a few other English clubs who watch Portuguese matches regularly, and one of them is Leicester City. The Foxes are often named in the lists of emissaries who watch the local games, even though there...
Leicester City - 2018-05-17 08:48:03

Leicester City pick player as ‘maximum priority’, trying to get deal done this week

Leicester City’s chase for the Porto right-back Ricardo Pereira is big news in the Portuguese press on Wednesday. Local newspaper O Jogo gives a lot of attention to the story, claiming that the Foxes are seriously going for the player in the...
Leicester City - 2018-05-16 19:48:06

Leicester City and Tottenham both keen on Michael Gregoritsch, 13 goal midfielder at Augsburg

Michael Gregoritsch can be very pleased with his season at Augsburg. The 24 year old midfielder has scored 13 goals playing in a variety of attacking positions, sometimes even used upfront. So much has the Austrian impressed that he’s being...
Leicester City - 2018-05-16 12:48:28

La Liga club set for talks with Leicester City and West Brom linked forward

According to reports in the Swedish media, Celta Vigo are set for talks to sign Östersund forward Saman Ghoddos. Ghoddos has been a revelation in the Europa League this season with OFK, and his performances have also brought him to the attention of...
Leicester City - 2018-05-16 16:48:04

After Wolves make offer, claim rival club are leading race with bumper loan deal

Sabah journalist Mehmet Ozcan has claimed Galatasaray are interested in signing Leicester City attacker Ahmed Musa and are leading the race for the Nigerian. The Leicester player has also been linked with Wolves in the past week after reports...
Leicester City - 2018-05-16 12:48:28

‘Imminent’ – Leicester City target set for transfer, Foxes only named destination

Portuguese newspaper Record seems pretty sure that Ricardo Pereira is on the verge of leaving FC Porto this summer. The outlet writes a story today saying the right-back should be the first player to be sold in the next transfer window, and his...
Leicester City - 2018-05-14 16:48:27

Bulgarian attackers offered chance by Man United, also been Leicester City interest

Scouting-Team have confirmed PFC Beroe pair Krasimir Todorov and Monir Al Badarin trained with Manchester United last week. The sports management company provides a scouting network for clubs, and they?ve been used by the likes of Sheffield...
Leicester City - 2018-05-14 16:48:27

Director says club will do everything to complete Leicester City transfer deal

CSKA Moscow sporting director Roman Babaev has revealed the club would like to keep hold of Leicester City attacker Ahmed Musa, following his loan spell with the Russian club. Musa is expected to leave Leicester City with Wolverhampton Wanderers...
Leicester City - 2018-05-14 19:48:11

West Ham have returned ‘over past few days’ to try and sign Leicester player, face CL co...

Now that Rafa Benitez has made it clear Islam Slimani will not be staying at Newcastle next season, the Algeria international will need to think about where he?ll play. Were Claude Puel to stay at Leicester City, it seems unlikely the Algeria...
Leicester City - 2018-05-11 19:48:06

Attacker in contact with teammate to discuss Leicester City transfer

Sabah report Galatasaray are leading the race to sign Leicester City attacker Ahmed Musa and that the player has been taking advice about heading to Turkey this summer. The 25 year old is currently on loan with CSKA Moscow and will return to...
Leicester City - 2018-05-10 16:48:48

Wolves table offer for Leicester City attacker ahead of summer window

According to a claim in the Turkish media, Wolverhampton Wanderers have tabled a bid for Leicester City attacker Ahmed Musa. The Nigeria international is currently on loan with CSKA Moscow and his future at Leicester City is uncertain. Sabah have...
Leicester City - 2018-05-10 16:48:48

Leicester City identify Southampton player as target to replace current star

Dusan Tadic has a lot of admirers and there are several clubs interested in signing him in the summer transfer window. Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf talked about a potential ?sensational? Ajax transfer on Monday. Two days later, the same...
Leicester City - 2018-05-10 12:48:07

German newspaper say Leicester, Watford and Newcastle wants same Bundesliga player

Niclas Fullkrug is a new name to throw into the rumour mill for Leicester City, Newcastle United and Watford, according to German newspaper Bild. Who he is" Fullkrug is a 25 year old striker playing for Hannover, who are 13th in the Bundesliga....
Leicester City - 2018-05-09 12:48:27

Wolves and Leicester City named as possible destinations for Stoke City midfielder

According to Sporx, Leicester City and Wolverhampton Wanderers are showing an interest in Stoke City midfielder Badou Ndiaye. The Senegal international only joined Stoke City in the last window, but with their relegation to the Championship the...
Leicester City - 2018-05-09 19:49:58

Germany’s SportBild mocks player up in Leicester kit and asks him about Foxes transfer

Alfred Finnbogason has had a reasonable season in the Bundesliga. With 12 goals and three assists in 23 matches, his ratios are pretty good. Several injury layoffs, for various ailments, is the reason behind a relatively small number of appearances...
Leicester City - 2018-05-09 16:48:47

Leicester City ‘recently supervised’ 24 goals in 35 games forward, just 21 years old

Signed from Marseille Consolat (the city?s lesser known team), Umut Bozok has been a revelation in Ligue 2 this season. Originally purchased for around ?150k, the 21-year-old striker has helped Nimes return to Ligue 1 for the first time since 1993...
Leicester City - 2018-05-09 19:49:58

Three clubs in the race to sign Leicester City player, various conditions for move

Fanatik claim Turkish giants Fenerbahce, Besiktas and Galatasaray are showing an interest in Leicester City attacker Ahmed Musa ahead of the summer transfer window. The Leicester City player is currently on loan with CSKA Moscow, and according to...
Leicester City - 2018-05-08 16:48:19

West Ham and Leicester City among clubs scouting top match tonight

There is a report in the Austrian press that West Ham United and Leicester City will tonight watch the Europa League tie between RB Salzburg and Marseille. With the transfer window set to open in the coming weeks the two Premier League sides will...
Leicester City - 2018-05-03 21:46:09

Drama on the way – Leicester City midfielder isn’t silenced, gets his point across

Leicester City?s Adrien Silva has expressed his disappointment towards Sporting president Bruno de Carvalho after the midfielder was forced to wait until January 1st to make his debut for the Foxes. The Premier League outfit agreed a fee with with...
Leicester City - 2018-05-01 12:48:14

Two Leicester City ‘rejects’ in European Team of the Week, turning on style with new clu...

Every week, Gazzetta dello Sport pick a team made up of the best performers from around Europe, and this week two Leicester City ‘rejects’ make it. Well, we say ‘rejects’ but that would probably a little harsh on Ron-Robert Zieler. The...
Leicester City - 2018-05-01 16:48:03

Man City and Stoke City players in European Team of the Week, alongside Leo Messi

Manchester City and Stoke City are the two Premier League clubs with players in this week’s Gazzetta dello Sport European Team of the Week. Each Tuesday the grand old Italian newspaper pick out a selection of 11 players, whilst ignoring their own...
Leicester City - 2018-05-01 12:48:14

Leicester City’s French target reveals future plans after January offers were rejected

Yet to confirm the arrival of Ricardo Pereira from Porto even though various outlets have reported it likely to happen, Leicester City will still be looking at right-backs around Europe. Going for Benfica?s André Almeida and Marseille?s Bouna Sarr...
Leicester City - 2018-04-30 19:48:09

“We’ll talk about it” – Player hints he could be up for move to Leicester Ci...

Ricardo Pereira looks set to be a star of the summer window, after having several links during the last one too. The FC Porto fullback was linked with a move to Tottenham Hotspur last summer and despite the club signing Serge Aurier from PSG, the...
Leicester City - 2018-04-29 16:48:00

Leicester City make phone call for young goalkeeper, ?5-6m should do the trick

If someone who previously worked with Andriy Lunin is to be believed, Leicester City are in the market for a new goalkeeper. Whether that means Kasper Schmeichel is on his way out from King Power Stadium remains to be seen, but Irakly Hvedeliani...
Leicester City - 2018-04-27 19:48:30

From Algeria: Slimani ‘headed towards’ Newcastle stay, as long as they pay up to Leicest...

Despite featuring just three times so far for Newcastle United since his arrival on loan from Leicester City, Islam Slimani has impressed Rafa Benitez enough for the manager to consider making the move permanent.
Leicester City - 2018-04-26 16:48:18

European trio join Leicester in defender hunt, Foxes had already submitted an offer

Leicester City?s focus since January on the transfer market has been to sign a new right-back. First came the news they were after Benfica?s André Almeida before turning their attention to Marseille?s Bouna Sarr, who only started playing there this...
Leicester City - 2018-04-25 19:49:47

Midfielder says he wants to return to Leicester City and “build a big career there”

Leicester City fans probably don’t know much about Kamal Sowah. The 18 year old Ghanian signed for the Foxes on January 31st and then on the same day was sent out on loan to Belgium. With Leicester having a relationship with OH Leuven through...
Leicester City - 2018-04-24 16:48:15

‘Practically done’ – Leicester City close to sealing next signing, beating Arsenal...

This weekend, Portuguese newspaper A Bola had some big claims on the Premier League chase for Porto fullback Ricardo Pereira. A story from the newspaper claimed the likes of Arsenal and Tottenham were both interested in the 24-year-old. The clubs...
Leicester City - 2018-04-23 16:48:18

Club president travels to watch Leicester and Tottenham target, clubs better hurry

Maybe Premier League sides should hurry up in the chase for the Porto right-back Ricardo Pereira. With the summer window approaching, clubs are starting to make the first moves to get their targets, and the hunt for the 24-year-old seems to be...
Leicester City - 2018-04-23 12:48:20

With Leicester City interest all confirmed up, claim player could cost less than expected

Considering the last reports from the Spanish press, it seems that Leicester City will have some competition to sign Ricardo Pereira from Porto in the summer window. According to
Leicester City - 2018-04-20 08:48:07

Leicester City watch two targets at once as chase for right-back gets interesting

Sometimes we cover rumours from the Portuguese press which sound like nonsense. But there are some stories that continue to gain some credibility, especially for the way how things develop. Back in the January transfer market, Leicester City were...
Leicester City - 2018-04-16 19:48:39

‘Concrete proposal’ claimed from Leicester City – ‘Emissaries’ of the ...

A couple of days ago, Sport Witness’ Lucas Sposito brought an exclusive on Leicester City and Ricardo Pereira. After Portuguese reports talking up Leicester interest and even an offer, Sport Witness were able to learn there’s been no...
Leicester City - 2018-04-14 16:48:12

Exclusive: Leicester City have made approach to know transfer conditions, no offer made yet

Leicester City are still to make an offer for Porto fullback Ricardo Pereira, Sport Witness has learned. Sources claim the Foxes have recently made an approach to know the conditions of a deal for the summer transfer window, but are still to go any...
Leicester City - 2018-04-12 16:48:40

Agent confirms Leicester City?s interest in his client ahead of summer window

The agent of Zorya goalkeeper Andriy Lunin has confirmed to the Italian media Leicester City are interested in his client. Despite being only 19 years of age, Lunin is the current No.1 for Zorya. Calciomercato have reported on comments made by...
Leicester City - 2018-04-10 16:48:13

Leicester City player speaks of ‘hurt and fear’, and he’s in a good place to judge

When in March, Leicester City’s Adrien Silva suggested in an interview that the problems with his transfer had been down to Sporting president Bruno de Carvalho, rather than either of the clubs as an entity, it wasn’t going to take long for...
Leicester City - 2018-04-09 16:48:19

?It?s never too late? – Player considering joining Claude Puel at Leicester City this summer

Catalan newspaper Mundo Deportivo have a big article on Hatem Ben Arfa on the back page of their Sunday edition. Why" Well, they want to point out what a talented footballer he is and how everything may not be lost on the player’s career. An...
Leicester City - 2018-04-08 19:48:59

After reports of Leicester City approach for ?14m forward, Foxes could face competition

Turkish website Sporx claim Fenerbahce will target Angers striker Karl Toko Ekambi in the summer transfer window. The 25 year old was linked with a move to Leicester City during the last transfer window. Fenerbahce officials are reportedly aware...
Leicester City - 2018-04-07 16:48:15

Exclusive: Club still to take decision over Leicester City target, no talks taking place so far

Maybe the recent news claiming Inter Milan fullback Dalbert is ready to be sold in the next transfer window has jumped the gun a little bit. Reports from Italy have been saying the player has many pretenders in Europe, including Leicester City in...
Leicester City - 2018-04-04 16:48:12

Ligue 1 forward “wouldn’t be against” move to Leicester in the summer, Puel likes ...

In a couple of days time, on April 5th 2018, it will have been a year to the day since Hatem Ben Arfa last played for Paris Saint-Germain. Despite scoring two goals and an assist against Avranches in the Coupe de France in that, the French...
Leicester City - 2018-04-03 16:48:17

Claude Puel going after two players from ex-club, new target looking cheap for Leicester City

This Monday, we covered a couple of stories from Portugal which linked Leicester City to Portuguese right-back Ricardo Pereira. The 24-year-old, who now plays for Porto, had worked under Claude Puel at Nice a couple of years ago, and would now be...
Leicester City - 2018-04-03 12:48:24

Leicester City transfer claims gaining strength, Puel has varied plan for player

Leicester City’s interest in the Porto fullback Ricardo Pereira is becoming quite a big deal in Portugal, with different newspapers reporting it. Today, we’ve already covered claims from A Bola regarding the chase, and newspaper Record also...
Leicester City - 2018-04-02 19:48:41

Leicester trying to ‘get ahead’ and sign player after Tottenham ?12-15m offer

Just over a week ago we covered claims from Portugal that Tottenham remain ‘attentive’ to the situation of Ricardo Pereira. Spurs had been strongly linked to the fullback during the last summer transfer window and a move made a lot of sense,...
Leicester City - 2018-04-02 12:48:05
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