Leicester City transfer news: Foxes boss Nigel Pearson to 'accelerate' Esteban Cambiasso deal

Pearson plans to strengthen his squad ahead of tough Premier League run-in

King Power Stadium

Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson has revealed that he will attempt to push through a move for former Real Madrid and Internazionale midfielder Esteban Cambiasso in the coming days.

The 34-year-old, who has 52 caps for World Cup finalists Argentina, has been released by the Milan club after making 315 appearances during ten years of service.

Both Danny Drinkwater and Matty James, invaluable for Leicester during last season's Championship title-winning campaign, picked up injuries this weekend with the latter missing the 2-2 draw with Everton altogether.

Pearson has already signed Matt Upson, Ben Hamer, Marc Albrighton and Leonardo Ulloa this summer, but the former Hull City manager is keen to strengthen further in light of the recent injury situation at the King Power Stadium.

Read more: How did Leicester fare on Premier League return?
Wood rescues a point for Pearson's Foxes
Nugent has unfinished business in the Premier League

"We have picked up a few injuries in games, which is a bit frustrating for us, but we just have to deal with it," he told the Leicester Mercury.

"It probably means we will try to add to the squad between now and the end of the window because the numbers game is important.

Video: Latest transfer talk  

"So that will be ongoing this week or so and we will see where that takes us.

"The Cambiasso situation is something we will try accelerate in the next week. We can only work at the rate that the other parties involved want to work at. We will have to wait and see."

Leicester twice fell behind to Roberto Martínez's men on the opening day, after fine goals from Aiden McGeady and Steven Naismith sent the Toffees on their way, but strikes from new £8m signing Ulloa and Chris Wood were enough to secure a precious point for the Foxes.

Kasper Schmeichel of Leicester City celebrates after Chris Wood's late strike against Everton Pearson's men travel to Stamford Bridge next weekend to take on Premier League title favourites Chelsea and may also be without the presence of both Drinkwater and James for the home game against Arsenal in a fortnight.

"Matty got a heavy knock on his shin in training so will be out for a couple of weeks," Pearson continued.

"That is a big shame because he has done very well for us and it is very frustrating. Danny has come off with a potential hamstring problem but we will take 24 hours to establish the extent of that."

It is expected that Drinkwater will be out of action for up to ten days while his midfield counterpart is set to be on the sidelines for a fortnight.

Rod Fanni has been linked with a switch to Leicester The East Midlands club could, however, be bolstered by the signing of Olympique de Marseille full-back Rod Fanni in time for their trip to the capital.

The 32-year-old has lifted both the Coupe de la Ligue and Trophée des Champions in France and various reports suggest he may complete a medical this week.

Meanwhile, Jamie Vardy and Marc Albrighton, who limped off during pre-season matches against Preston North End and Werder Bremen respectively, are expected back in training on Tuesday morning.

Suggested Topics
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
Independent Dating

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

Day In a Page

Syria civil war: Meet the military commander who says his soldiers will not rest until every inch of their war torn country is free of Islamist 'terrorists'

‘We won’t stop until Syria is back to normal’

Near the front lines with Islamist-controlled towns where Assad’s troops were besieged just last month, Robert Fisk meets a commander confidently preparing his soldiers for battle
The inside story of how Bill Clinton built a $2bn global foundation may undermine Hillary's chances

The inside story of how Bill Clinton built a $2bn global foundation...

... and how it may undermine Hillary's chances in 2016
12 best olive oils

Extra-virgin, cold-press, early-harvest, ultra-premium: 12 best olive oils

Choosing an olive oil is a surprising minefield. Save yourself the hassle with our handy guide
Rafa Benitez Real Madrid unveiling: New manager full of emotion at Bernabeu homecoming

Benitez full of emotion at Bernabeu homecoming

There were tears in the former Liverpool manager’s eyes as he was unveiled as Real Madrid coach. But the Spaniard knows he must make tough decisions if he is to succeed
Sepp Blatter resignation: The beginning of Fifa's long road to reform?

Does Blatter's departure mean Fifa will automatically clean up its act?

Don't bet on it, says Tom Peck
Charles Kennedy: The baby of the House who grew into a Lib Dem giant

The baby of the House who grew into a Lib Dem giant

Charles Kennedy was consistently a man of the centre-left, dedicated to social justice, but was also a champion of liberty and an opponent of the nanny-state, says Baroness Williams
Syria civil war: The harrowing testament of a five-year-old victim of this endless conflict

The harrowing testament of a five-year-old victim of Syria's endless civil war

Sahar Qanbar lost her mother and brother as civilians and government soldiers fought side by side after being surrounded by brutal Islamist fighters. Robert Fisk visited her
The future of songwriting: How streaming is changing everything we know about making music

The future of songwriting

How streaming is changing everything we know about making music
William Shemin and Henry Johnson: Jewish and black soldiers receive World War I Medal of Honor amid claims of discrimination

Recognition at long last

Jewish and black soldiers who fought in WWI finally receive medals after claims of discrimination
Beating obesity: The new pacemaker which helps over-eaters

Beating obesity

The new pacemaker which helps over-eaters
9 best women's festival waterproofs

Ready for rain: 9 best women's festival waterproofs

These are the macs to keep your denim dry and your hair frizz-free(ish)
Cycling World Hour Record: Nervous Sir Bradley Wiggins ready for pain as he prepares to go distance

Wiggins worried

Nervous Sir Bradley ready for pain as he prepares to attempt cycling's World Hour Record
Liverpool close in on Milner signing

Liverpool close in on Milner signing

Reds baulk at Christian Benteke £32.5m release clause
On your feet! Spending at least two hours a day standing reduces the risk of heart attacks, cancer and diabetes, according to new research

On your feet!

Spending half the day standing 'reduces risk of heart attacks and cancer'
With scores of surgeries closing, what hope is there for the David Cameron's promise of 5,000 more GPs and a 24/7 NHS?

The big NHS question

Why are there so few new GPs when so many want to study medicine?