Takvim report Serie A side Fiorentina are very close to beating Leicester City for the signature of Fenerbahce youngster Eljif Elmas.

The Macedonian midfielder has been linked with a move to the Premier League, with Cardiff City and Leicester City said to be interested, but according to Takvim Fiorentina are close to sealing a deal for the 19 year old.

In today’s edition they report Fiorentina have offered €15m to Fenerbahce to sign Elmas and the Super Lig club are ready to accept this bid so they can bring in new players in the summer transfer window.

Due to FFP implications Fenerbahce must sell some players to create a transfer budget.

It’s reported again that Leicester City are keen to sign the talented midfielder, but it seems Fiorentina will beat them with their latest offer.

Elmas has made 34 appearances for Fenerbahce in all competitions this season but his progression has been halted due to the poor campaign the Yellow Canaries have been experiencing.