Late on Thursday evening, Leicester were reported to be close to securing the signature of Ajaccio’s Fousseni Diabaté, with the deal expected to be completed at the weekend.
Capable of playing down both wings as well as up front, the 22-year-old should help bring some versatility to Claude Puel’s squad, as well as a few goals.
However, it appears he wasn’t the Foxes’ first choice, as Ouest-France claim the Premier League side recently enquired about Angers’ Karl Toko-Ekambi.
This comes after claims from L’Equipe both West Brom and Burnley were pushing hard for the 25-year-old, with a ‘mystery €13m bid’ made.
Well, according to Angers’ president, that fee recently increased to €14m, as he revealed during a press conference on Friday the Ligue 1 side had turned down an offer of that amount on Thursday.
While there’s no confirmation Leicester were the ones to make the bid, it probably isn’t a coincidence it was made the same day as the Fousseni Diabaté news came out.
That, and the fact Karl Toko Ekambi is also a striker who can play on the wings.
Either way, the point of all this was the Cameroon international isn’t going anywhere in January, and Angers seem to be quite adamant about that.