Leicester City receive boost in transfer race for Schalke 04 defender

Galatasaray's Turkish defender Ozan Kabak and Lokomotiv Moscow's Polish midfielder Grzegorz Krychowiak vie for the ball during the UEFA Champions League group D football match between FC Lokomotiv Moscow and Galatasaray at the RZD Arena in Moscow on November 28, 2018. (Photo by Kirill KUDRYAVTSEV / AFP) (Photo credit should read KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP/Getty Images)

Leicester City have received a boost in the transfer race for Schalke 04 defender Ozan Kabak after Crystal Palace dropped out of the race for the 21-year-old.

Calciomercato report that the Foxes are only competing with La Liga outfit Sevilla for Kabak.

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Guardian journalist Ed Aarons revealed that Palace have dropped interest in the the centre-back.

Aarons claims that Sevilla could be the most likely destination for Kabak next.

The young defender played the second half of last season on loan at Liverpool where he adapted to Premier League football.

He would also join Turkey international teammate Caglar Soyuncu at Leicester if he were to return to England.

Kabak made nine starts from a possible 11 in the Premier League last term.

Liverpool did not use their option to buy Kabak at the end of the season however, Schalke have given the green light for a transfer as they were relegated to the German second-tier.

Schalke need to move Kabak and players on high wages on this summer to rebuild.