Having already sold Victor Osimhen to Napoli for a rather excessive fee of around €80m, Lille have also given Jonathan Ikoné the green light to leave if the right offer comes for him.
Much like they have done for their previous sales, the Ligue 1 club are happy to let some of their players go and allow them to make a step up as long as they, in return, get decent money for their efforts in developing them.
Well, after claims that Chelsea were interested in him, Leicester City have turned up for Ikoné, according to Le10 Sport.
The French website reveal Lille are ‘waiting to find out the definite decision of the player’ before agreeing to go any further in any potential negotiations they might have for him, which are likely to include Brendan Rodgers’ side.
It’s explained the Foxes are ‘looking for a new attacking choice’ at the King Power Stadium for the upcoming season, and also have ‘the means’ to buy the 22-year-old, who has continued to grow as a player over the past two campaigns.
Leicester are said to have ‘made their interest known’, meaning that if Ikoné decides it’s time to leave Lille, he could quickly be put in touch with those in charge of transfer at the Premier League club.