Stoke City and West Bromwich Albion have joined the race to sign Udinese midfielder Jakub Jankto, according to claims in the Italian media. The 20 year has been linked with a move to Leicester City, along with Arsenal.

TMW have claimed the two midland clubs are interested in the Czech youngster, and could make a move for him in the summer. It’s been revealed they’ve travelled to Italy to get an overview of Jankto, following his impressive displays in Serie A this season.

However, they are likely to face competition from Leicester City, with the Premier League champions monitoring him throughout the season.

Last September we covered reports from Italy that Leicester City were weighing up a move for 20-year-old Jankto. Udinese value the Czech Republic international at £8m, but are still keen to extend the player’s current contract.

The Serie A side want to extend Jankto’s contract until June 2020, but they will have to act quickly with Leicester City and other Premier League side taking an interest.