Leicester table £7.3m offer for Juventus defensive target

Leicester City are looking to beat Juventus to the signature of Sampdoria’s Pedro Pereira by making an offer of £7.3million, Express reports.

The 17-year-old has been monitored by the Premier League side over the course of the year and have now stepped up their pursuit of the player.

Periera only completed a £140,000 move from Benfica during the summer, but could now be on his way out after a number of good displays.

Leicester are under heavy competition for his services as Juventus are said to be very keen on luring him to the club.

However, the Foxes could have the upper hand in regards to the transfer given that they want to sign the player immediately, while the Serie A giants are seeing the right-back as a future addition.

He has so far featured eight times in the league following the injury to first choice right-back Mattia Cassani, while being able to provide one assist so far.