Loaned to Torino last year, Leicester City’s Dennis Praet could have stayed there had the Serie A side decided to pay €15m for him.

However, the Belgian’s injury problems throughout the season made them wary of spending that big of a sum on the player, which is why they tried to negotiate a discount.

Leicester were having none of that, and so the midfielder returned to the King Power Stadium, where the Foxes were hoping for clubs to come knocking.

Few, if any, did, and Praet ended up staying in Brendan Rodgers’ squad, where he hasn’t played much, and this is why Torino are prowling again.

This comes courtesy of Calciomercato, who report the player’s return to Torino is ‘more and more likely’.

That’s because the club’s sporting director has been working on a deal with Leicester and the Belgian’s entourage ‘for a while’ in order to ‘find an agreement for the January transfer market’.

How this deal could take shape is also explained, and it would likely be ‘a loan with a right to buy’, or, as an alternative, ‘with an obligation to buy’, but that figure would be ‘smaller than those from the summer’, meaning less than €15m.

So far this season, Praet has made nine appearances in all competitions for Leicester, taking his tally for the club to 69, during which he has scored three goals and provided six assists since signing from Sampdoria for €19.2m back in 2019.