Leicester City in the battle to sign 15-year-old Man City transfer target

Leicester City are reportedly showing an interest in signing teenager Leon King from Glasgow Rangers. Arsenal and Newcastle United have joined the battle to sign the highly-rated youngster, along with the Foxes. Leon, who recently turned 16, is considering a new contract from Gers after turning down an initial offer last year.

It is also claimed that the Scottish giants have been in further talks with King’s representatives this month, but the two sides are some distance from agreeing on a new contract, with doubts about his pathway to the first team seen as an obstacle.

Man City, Liverpool and Chelsea have all been credited with an interest, along with Red Bull Leipzig in Germany. King plays as a centre-back and is held in high regard by Gers boss Steven Gerrard, who is keen to tie the youngster down to a new deal at Ibrox.

It appears Rangers face a battle to keep King at Ibrox, as interest from south of the border gathers pace. Leicester City have fantastic consequences in the Premier League this campaign as they are in a second place in the table. Foxes signed Dennis Praet from Sampdoria, Ayoze Perez from Newcastle United and Youri Tielemans from Monaco.