Kara Mbodji was strongly linked with a move to Swansea City during the last summer transfer window, and in December he revealed it was more than just rumours. Swansea agreed a deal with Anderlecht to buy Mbodji, but the transfer collapsed because the player was annoyed by interfering agents.
Speaking to Sport/Foot in December, Mbodji explained: “…intermediaries wanted to negotiate my wages with Swansea behind my back! That doesn’t fly with me. I then didn’t want to hear about that transfer again.
“I was open to a transfer to the Premier League. You’d have to be crazy to let such a chance slip away.”
It looks like the 27 central defender may get his wish sooner or later, because Het Belang van Limburg report that Leicester City, Crystal Palace and Southampton are all interested in the player.
The most interested as it stands is Leicester, and they’ve already forwarded a €10m offer to Anderlecht. The Belgium club have turned it down, and would be looking at keeping the Senegal international at least until the end of the season.
HBVL report that Crystal Palace’s interest is also serious, with Southampton a step behind the two other Premier League clubs.
Leicester’s first offer for Mbodji was €8.8m, and they followed it up with €10.5m. The player’s open desire to play in the Premier League is ab advantage to the chances of Leicester City, Crystal Palace and Southampton.