Earlier this month, we relayed news from France that Leicester City’s Boubakary Soumaré wants to join AS Monaco and has already visited their facilities.

The Foxes signed the 23-year-old from Lille last summer and after starting regularly in the first half of the last campaign, he lost prominence after that.

This could see him leave the King Power Stadium in the current window

Foot Mercato state the midfielder is the priority target for Monaco due to his profile and the experience of playing in France.

They initially tried to sign him on a loan deal, but this option was immediately dismissed by Leicester.

This saw Monaco send an offer to the Foxes which included €12m fixed fee and could have gone up until €15m with bonuses included.

Unfortunately for Philippe Clement’s side, the Premier League side rejected this proposal as they want ‘at least €20m’ for the player.

Monaco have funds at their disposal after earning €100m from Aurélien Tchouameni’s sale to Real Madrid earlier this summer. This will allow them to make an improved offer.

Foot Mercato, through their reporter Dahbia Hattabi, explain a new offer from the French club is ‘expected’ at Leicester.

Whether that will meet the Foxes’ request for Soumaré needs to be seen.

Not only that, but the principality side also have to find an agreement with Soumaré, which hasn’t happened to date.