Brendan Rodgers used James Justin as a left-back for Leicester City’s first two league matches of this season.

The Foxes currently have Luke Thomas and Christian Fuchs as the two recognised left-backs, and the two started in the EFL Cup ties against Blackburn Rovers and Arsenal respectively. 

Leicester are looking at a new player to strengthen their defence, and AS Monaco’s Fodé Ballo-Touré has emerged as one of the options. 

L’Equipe explain Djibril Sidibé, who was expected to leave the Ligue 1 side after returning from his loan spell at Everton, has impressed Monaco manager Niko Kovač.

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The former Bayern Munich coach has preferred Sidibé to Ballo-Touré on the left side of defence.

Ballo-Touré continues to attract interest from England, ‘particularly from Leicester’.  

The fullback cost around €11m excluding bonuses in 2019, which is why Monaco ‘don’t intend’ to sell him this summer, when the market is impacted by the global health crisis. 

In addition to this, the French club also want to retain Ballo-Touré because he needs to fill in for Sidibé when the ex-Everton loanee is moved to the right-back position.