Pires tempted by return to England with Foxes

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Leicester City have made "serious enquiries" about signing Robert Pires, according to the former World Cup-winning winger. The 36-year-old is a free agent after being released by Spanish side Villarreal and is reported as saying he is keen to return to England having played for Arsenal between 2000 and 2006.

Pires said: "There's a few big English teams chasing me. I'm told Leicester and Birmingham have made serious enquires. I still think I can play in the Premier League but the challenge of getting a team like Leicester promoted is very appealing.

"If the right kind of club expresses an interest, I have no problem going over and doing a pre-season so they can have a closer look at me."