Leicester City are in ‘pole position’ to secure a deal for Ajax forward David Neres but are yet to make an official offer.

That’s according to Ajax Showtime, who say Leicester are the ‘most serious candidate’ to secure a move for the Brazilian.

They say that recent rumours about a potential move to Lyon are yet to turn into anything serious, and now Leicester ‘seem to want to put a stop’ to it.

The Foxes reportedly see Neres as a ‘desired reinforcement’ for their squad and are showing ‘concrete’ interest in making a move happen.

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They are yet to make an official bid to Ajax, but the suggestion is that it could arrive sooner rather than later.

There is no mention of an asking price or anything of that nature as yet, but it is made clear Ajax could be open to a sale after the arrival of winger Mohamed Daramy.

That means they could afford to let Neres go if the price is right and there are a number of interested clubs, but none more so than Leicester.