Last week saw a rumour emerge from France that Leicester City were looking at PFK Ludogorets midfielder Anicet, with the Bulgarian side wanting €7m for his services.
FootMercato were the ones revealing the interest from Craig Shakespeare’s side in the 27-year-old, and now L’Equipe on Tuesday appear to have confirmed it, but with the price apparently dropping to €5m.
Back then, we thought the versatile midfielder was an alternative in case Danny Drinkwater was sold to Chelsea, but the French newspaper seem to suggest he was only ever considered if Nampalys Mendy were to make an exit.
Linked with a move back to Ligue 1, the French defensive midfielder has seen the slot available for him at Bordeaux, a club he was desperate to join, filled by the newly purchased Otavio.
Returning to Anicet, the Ludogorets player has allegedly made a decision on his future, and that is to join Claudio Ranieri at Nantes.
The link between Leicester’s interest in the Madagascar international and the Italian manager wanting him at Nantes should be fairly obvious, and it seems Craig Shakespeare could still be using some old scouting reports this summer.
Anicet featured regularly last season and was a constant throughout their rather unsuccessful Champions League campaign, making 38 appearances in all competitions.