Reports: Leicester targeting AC Milan midfielder as part of €50m double swoop

By Oliver Fisher -

Premier League side Leicester are interested in signing AC Milan midfielder Hakan Calhanoglu, a report claims, and he could be sold next month.

Aksam reported on Saturday that Brendan Rodgers is looking to strengthen his squad in January, with Calhanoglu and his compatriot Merih Demiral.

The Foxes – who are flying high in the table – can apparently seal the capture of both players for a combined fee of around €50m, although the majority of that would go towards Demiral.

Now, La Gazzetta dello Sport journalist Nicolo Schira has offered an update by claiming that Leicester have indeed made enquiries over the former Leverkusen man.

He reports that the 25-year-old is not considered unsellable by the Rossoneri hierarchy and therefore could depart next month, although the player would rather seal a return to the Bundesliga than move to England.

It was reported earlier in the month by Calciomercato.com that Calhanoglu represents a ‘dream’ transfer for Galatasaray, who saw a €6m bid rejected.

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