Leicester City Ace Linked With Summer Exit After Transfer Talks Held With Turkish Giants

HONG KONG, HONG KONG - JULY 19: Leicester City FC defender Yohan Benalouane reacts during the Premier League Asia Trophy match between Leicester City FC and West Bromwich Albion at Hong Kong Stadium on July 19, 2017 in Hong Kong, Hong Kong. (Photo by Victor Fraile/Getty Images)

Leicester City star defender Yohan Benalouane has been linked with a move away from the King Power Stadium this summer.

The Tunisia international is expected to leave the Foxes after falling down the pecking order in Claude Puel’s side.

Leicester signed two centre-backs, Caglar Soyuncu and Filip Benkovic, on deadline day. The Foxes currently have six central defenders in their squad.

According to the Turkish outlet Fotospor, Fenerbahce have set their sights on signing Benalouane. Fener boss Phillipe Cocu has instructed club officials to sign a new centre-back following Saturday’s defeat to Yeni Malatyaspor.

The report goes onto state that Fenerbahce’s director of football Damien Comolli has held talks with Leicester City officials.

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Per the source, the Istanbul giants want to sign Benalouane on a season-long loan and are willing to pay the Tunisia international’s wages in full.

Benalouane has under 12 months remaining on his contract with the Foxes.