Leicester will now face Leeds United in the race for a potential Raphinha replacement

Leicester will now face Leeds United in the race for a potential Raphinha replacement ...

Leicester City are interested in Cody Gakpo and are now prepared to take on Leeds United in the bid to sign the former PSV Eindhoven star this summer.

The Foxes have been quiet so far this summer, but they may need to refresh after a dismal season.

Brendan Rodgers may want to keep going, but that may involve a few players being dropped, and bringing in some more quality ahead of next season.

Harvey Barnes is still a threat, but Leicester may want to add another winger to their ranks.

Cody Gakpo is a target for Leicester City.

The Sunday Mirror (03/07, p76) reports that Leicester is now interested in signing PSV Eindhoven wide and Cody Gakpo.

Gakpo is reportedly battling for a move to a top-six Premier League club, according to sources.

With moves to Arsenal and Tottenham seemingly disappearing, how will this interest emerge?

Rodgers aspires to lure Gakpo to Leicester by promising him a significant first-team role, something that may not be available at a perceivably bigger club.

Gakpo will not want to risk his place in the Netherlands national team since the World Cup is approaching.

Leicester may have some hope, and it's the exact same strategy as Leeds United appears to be following with Gakpo.

If Raphinha moves on this summer, Leeds are interested in Gakpo as a potential signing.

According to reports in the Netherlands, Gakpo would cost around 33 million, and Leeds is attempting to tempt him with the promise of first-team football.

Leicester has more realistic European ambitions right now, but Leeds are a massive club, giving them the opportunity to compete for Gakpos' signature.

Gakpo, 23, scored 21 goals and 15 assists for PSV last season, and he had a fantastic season over in the Netherlands.

The Dutchman appears to be willing to make a major move away and while he has his sights set very high, Leeds and Leicester appear to have some hope.

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