Leicester Target Southampton Defender, Vestergaard


Leicester are reportedly making a £15million move for Southampton centre half Jannik Vestergaard this month, with the Foxes looking to bolster their defensive options.

The 27-year-old has been a key player in the Southampton side since arriving from Borussia Mönchengladbach and his performances have caught the eye of Leicester, who The Sun report have made a £15million bid for the Dane.

Despite putting nine goals past Vestergaard and his team-mates during the 9-0 rout at St Mary’s Stadium earlier this season, Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers is keen on bringing the Saints player to the King Power Stadium.

The report also suggests that Southampton may be open to selling the defender this January transfer window, as the club’s top flight safety is all but assured after their impressive 2-0 win away to Crystal Palace on Tuesday.

Rodgers is desperate to bring in a defender this month to help his side’s push for Champions League football next season. As it stands, veteran stopper Wes Morgan is struggling with injuries while the club are keen to send Filip Benkovic out on loan.

That means Jonny Evans and Caglar Soyuncu are left as the only fit defenders at the club, and should one pick up an injury, it could leave the Foxes in dire need of cover at the back.

Leicester were heavily interested in Juventus defender Merih Demiral earlier in the window, but saw a £25million bid rejected at the start of the month.