Eder to Leicester City: Premier League leaders linked with Italy international

The Foxes are three points clear atop of the Premier League table following the 3-0 demolition of Stoke

Leicester City have been linked with a £10m move for Sampdoria and Italy striker Éder as manager Claudio Ranieri looks for a new forward to spearhead their title challenge. 

The Foxes are three points clear atop of the Premier League table following the 3-0 demolition of Stoke City on Saturday, but recently offloaded Andrej Kramarić on loan to Hoffenheim for the rest of the season.

Sky Sports Italia report Leicester are prepared to meet Sampdoria’s valuation for the 29-year-old, who has scored twice in eight appearances for the Azzurri.

Éder has netted 40 times in Serie A since joining the Italian outfit in 2012 and has reportedly been offered a financial package which includes a weekly wage of £29,000-a-week.

Ranieri said this weekend: “I’d like another striker to give support to the other three [Jamie Vardy, Shinji Okazaki, Leonardo Ulloa], because our strength is playing at a high intensity.

“It’s not possible to play at high intensity for all the season. Everyone is reinforcing or taking players because they want to save their season or want to win something. 

“We want to maintain our position. I know it’s difficult but we must try.”

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