Leicester City are eyeing up a move for Fenerbahçe centre back Attila Szalai in the summer transfer window.

That’s according to Hungarian outlet Blikk, who claim the Foxes could make the defender the most expensive player in his country’s history.

23-year-old Szalai has been impressing for Fenerbahçe this season following a €2m move from Apollon Limassol in the summer.

His performances have seemingly not gone unnoticed and, according to Blikk, he is now ‘wanted’ by Leicester as a result of them.

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They’re keen on a deal, and if it goes through, he would be the most expensive player in Hungarian history, with Fenerbahçe demanding €25m to sanction a deal.

That would come in at around 9 billion forints and trump the current record holder Dominik Szoboszlai, who moved to RB Leipzig for €20m (7.2 billion forints) in the January transfer window.

Now, there is no mention of Leicester opening negotiations or anything of that nature, just that they are interested in Szalai.

It’s a move that would make sense, though, given two of their current central defensive options are Wes Morgan and Jonny Evans, who are 37 and 33, respectively.

A younger option to back up the likes of Wesley Fofana and Caglar Söyüncü would make sense, then, although if they are willing to match Fenerbahçe’s demands remains to be seen.