Vicente Iborra has started three league games for Leicester City this season so far and was left out of the squad in his side’s 1-0 victory over Everton on New Year’s Day.

Earlier today, we carried a report from Mundo Deportivo, who claimed the 30-year-old is ‘not enjoying’ life at the King Power Stadium and Villarreal are interested in signing him in January.

Super Deporte once again mentions the defensive midfielder is one of the objectives for the La Liga side in the winter market after failing to land him in the summer.

After Claude Puel did not include the former Sevilla man in his 18-man squad to face the Merseyside club, his exit looks ‘more viable’.

Villarreal are waiting for a decision from the Premier League outfit.

The situation around Iborra is ‘getting hotter’ and Villarreal’s aim is to close the deal soon as the transfer is ‘on the way’.

It is the desire of the Spanish club, but the final decision will be in the hands of Leicester. Unless and until they allow their player to leave, no deal can be closed.