Leicester City are ‘keeping an eye’ on Paris Saint Germain midfielder Renato Sanches as a replacement for Youri Tielemans.

That’s according to Jeunes Footeux, who say the Foxes are already planning ahead for the departure of the Belgian midfielder.

They explain that Leicester know Tielemans will not be extending his contract at the club, which expires in the summer, and so are looking for a midfielder ‘with a similar profile’ as a replacement.

Sanches is one such player and he has been ‘selected’ as a potential signing this summer to fill the hole left by Tielemans’ departure.

The Portugal midfielder has been with PSG since last summer, when he was signed by Luis Campos, but is in ‘great difficulty’ at the club and has only started three times in the league all season due to injury issues.

It is likely Leicester will be able to ‘take advantage’ of this opportunity to get a deal over the line, although they would prefer a loan deal to a straight transfer.

At the moment they are yet to make their move and need to secure their place in the Premier League first, where they are currently 17th in the table and only a point outside the relegation zone.

A possible relegation would obviously change their transfer plans and so there has been no definitive move for Sanches, but he is certainly on their list of Tielemans replacements.