Since leaving Sevilla for Leicester City in 2017, Vicente Iborra has made 20 starts in the Premier League, out of which only three have come this season.

Limited playing time under Claude Puel has seen him being linked with a return to Spain, with recent reports suggesting Villarreal are believed to be interested in securing his services in the winter market.

The Yellow Submarine president, Fernando Roig, also admitted his side may have funds to sign the 30-year-old in January, to support their new manager Luis García Plaza.

Spanish newspaper AS claims the first objective of the La Liga outfit’s coach is to bring in a player who has physical presence to strengthen the defensive midfield position.

Villarreal are clear with their target as they have a player in mind and that is Foxes midfielder. 

The report mentions it will be a complicated operation because they have to convince the Premier League outfit to part ways with Iborra next month, which is believed to be difficult.

It will be interesting to see how things develop from now until the start of the mid-season transfer window, which is less than two weeks away.