Leicester City transfer news: Burnley join the race for Troy Deeney as Foxes miss out on Fraizer Campbell

Premier League new boys Leicester are joined by Burnley in the hunt for Watford's star striker after failed bid for Fraizer Campbell

Leicester City are facing competition from fellow Premier League newcomers Burnley for the signature of Watford hitman Troy Deeney.

Nigel Pearson's side raced to the Championship title last season, amassing 102 points, and have since strengthened their squad with Leonardo Ulloa, Marc Albrighton, Matt Upson and Charlton goalkeeper Ben Hamer.

According to the Daily Mail, Watford have rejected a £7.5m offer for Deeney from Leicester in the hope of receiving a deal similar to the £8m + add-ons package which the Foxes paid Brighton and Hove Albion for Ulloa.

The 26-year-old scored twenty-five goals in all competitions for the Hornets last season.

Sean Dyche, the Burnley manager is unfazed by the asking price despite his comments about Leicester being 'market leaders' last season.

Pearson was also hopeful of sealing a deal for Cardiff City striker Fraizer Campbell, who scored six Premier League goals in South Wales last term, but Crystal Palace have since finalised a deal for the former Sunderland man.

Chris Wood's protracted move to Wolverhampton Wanderers is reliant on the Foxes bringing in more attacking firepower - to compliment Ulloa, Jamie Vardy and David Nugent - and appears under threat with Kenny Jackett turning his attention to Chelsea's Patrick Bamford.

Upon completing the deal for Ulloa, Pearson told the club's official website: "We identified Leo as a player that could help us move forward quite some time ago.

Read more: Leicester offer fourth best value on season tickets
Leonardo Ulloa joins Leicester
Leicester City completed summer transfers

"He complements the forwards we already have very well and his attributes broaden the options available to us, which will be important this season. I’m delighted we’ve been able to add him to the squad."

The former Southampton manager is also said to be considering a move for Algerian star Islam Slimani, who would join up with his international teammate Riyad Mahrez at the King Power Stadium, but reports that City have made a bid appear premature.

Leicester are currently on a pre-season trip to Thailand and will play Everton this week.

Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?
Caption competition
Caption competition
Latest stories from i100
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?

Bleacher Report

Daily Quiz
SPONSORED FEATURES
Independent Dating
and  

By clicking 'Search' you
are agreeing to our
Terms of Use.

Day In a Page

Isis profits from destruction of antiquities by selling relics to dealers - and then blowing up the buildings they come from to conceal the evidence of looting

How Isis profits from destruction of antiquities

Robert Fisk on the terrorist group's manipulation of the market to increase the price of artefacts
Labour leadership: Andy Burnham urges Jeremy Corbyn voters to think again in last-minute plea

'If we lose touch we’ll end up with two decades of the Tories'

In an exclusive interview, Andy Burnham urges Jeremy Corbyn voters to think again in last-minute plea
Tunisia fears its Arab Spring could be reversed as the new regime becomes as intolerant of dissent as its predecessor

The Arab Spring reversed

Tunisian protesters fear that a new law will whitewash corrupt businessmen and officials, but they are finding that the new regime is becoming as intolerant of dissent as its predecessor
King Arthur: Legendary figure was real and lived most of his life in Strathclyde, academic claims

Academic claims King Arthur was real - and reveals where he lived

Dr Andrew Breeze says the legendary figure did exist – but was a general, not a king
Who is Oliver Bonas and how has he captured middle-class hearts?

Who is Oliver Bonas?

It's the first high-street store to pay its staff the living wage, and it saw out the recession in style
Earth has 'lost more than half its trees' since humans first started cutting them down

Axe-wielding Man fells half the world’s trees – leaving us just 422 each

However, the number of trees may be eight times higher than previously thought
60 years of Scalextric: Model cars are now stuffed with as much tech as real ones

60 years of Scalextric

Model cars are now stuffed with as much tech as real ones
Theme parks continue to draw in thrill-seekers despite the risks - so why are we so addicted?

Why are we addicted to theme parks?

Now that Banksy has unveiled his own dystopian version, Christopher Beanland considers the ups and downs of our endless quest for amusement
Tourism in Iran: The country will soon be opening up again after years of isolation

Iran is opening up again to tourists

After years of isolation, Iran is reopening its embassies abroad. Soon, there'll be the chance for the adventurous to holiday there
10 best PS4 games

10 best PS4 games

Can’t wait for the new round of blockbusters due out this autumn? We played through last year’s offering
Transfer window: Ten things we learnt

Ten things we learnt from the transfer window

Record-breaking spending shows FFP restraint no longer applies
Migrant crisis: UN official Philippe Douste-Blazy reveals the harrowing sights he encountered among refugees arriving on Lampedusa

‘Can we really just turn away?’

Dead bodies, men drowning, women miscarrying – a senior UN figure on the horrors he has witnessed among migrants arriving on Lampedusa, and urges politicians not to underestimate our caring nature
Nine of Syria and Iraq's 10 world heritage sites are in danger as Isis ravages centuries of history

Nine of Syria and Iraq's 10 world heritage sites are in danger...

... and not just because of Isis vandalism
Girl on a Plane: An exclusive extract of the novelisation inspired by the 1970 Palestinian fighters hijack

Girl on a Plane

An exclusive extract of the novelisation inspired by the 1970 Palestinian fighters hijack
Why Frederick Forsyth's spying days could spell disaster for today's journalists

Why Frederick Forsyth's spying days could spell disaster for today's journalists

The author of 'The Day of the Jackal' has revealed he spied for MI6 while a foreign correspondent