When N’Golo Kanté finally left the Premier League champions to go to Chelsea, a big question about who would take his role next season started growing.
The signing of Nampalys Mendy from Nice certainly seemed to fill the void, but their differences in profile suggested someone else might come in as well.
Andy King started alongside Danny Drinkwater in the Community Shield, but, according to Corriere dello Sport, a new defensive midfielder could be on Leicester’s transfer wishlist before the end of the transfer window.
The Italian newspaper state that AS Roma’s Leandro Paredes is of great interest to Claudio Ranieri, who would be prepared to make a €22m offer for the Argentinean midfielder.
The player isn’t considered a guaranteed starter by Luciano Spalletti, who already has the likes of Radja Nainggolan, Daniele De Rossi and (hopefully) Kevin Strootman to choose from, and the Premier League champions would apparently be happy to take him off their hands.
This seems like a bit of a wild claim, and against what Leicester City are trying to do this summer, but if Ranieri considers the player perfect for his system, an offer could be on its way soon.
Loaned to Empoli for the entirety of last season, the 22-year-old made 33 appearances, scored one goal and picked up two assists.