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REPORTS: Leicester City set to rival Chelsea in race for 22-year-old midfielder

If reports are anything to go by, then Leicester City have joined Chelsea in the race to sign highly-rated Lille midfielder Jonathan Ikone this summer.

The 22-year-old France International is set to leave the French club this summer amid interests from the two Premier League clubs.

Popular media outlet, Le 10 Sport has reported that Leicester City have expressed an interest in signing the young midfielder who is also on the radar of Chelsea and Inter Milan.

Ligue 1 club, Lille have already sold Victor Osimhen to Napoli and are close to seeing young defender Gabriel Magalhaes join Arsenal.

And now, Jonathan Ikone could be the latest player to depart with Leicester City and Chelsea keen on improving their squad ahead of the 2020/2021 season.

The reports from Le 10 Sport also claimed that Lille will not force the Frenchman and would instead listen to what he wants.

The youngster is reportedly valued at £32.4m and hr had an excellent 2019/2020 season. He scored four goals and provided seven assists from 36 appearances before the season was halted due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Jonathan Ikone has four caps for France having made his debut in September 2019.

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