Leicester Return for McAuley
Leicester are reported to be interested in bringing Northern Ireland international Gareth McAuley back to the club. The former Foxes centre-back has stalled on a one year deal at the Hawthorns, with Leicester manager Nigel Pearson looking to add experience to his squad ahead of the start of pre-season training.
McAuley was a regular in the mid-2000s at the King Power Stadium but left in 2008 after the club were relegated to League One. He scored seven goals in his two year spell with the Foxes and was popular amongst the fans. The move for McAuley could lead to the departure from the club of Matt Upson who’s season was disrupted by injury and whose contract is up at the end of June.
Sako on Leicester Radar
Leicester are hoping to beat off competition from Everton for the signature of out of contract Wolves midfielder Bakary Sako. With Sako expected to leave Molineux, reports suggested he was keen on a move to Goodison Park but Leicester have attempted to hijack that move with a lucrative offer of £50k per week wages.
Aston Villa are also interested in the Malian International but Leicester look set to win the race for the winger who scored an impressive 15 goals last season for Kenny Jackett’s side which has alerted the Premier League’s clubs.
Liam Moore to Elland Road
Liam Moore is reported to be a loan target for new Elland Road boss Uwe Rosler who managed the Leicester defender at his former club Brentford.
With Leicester unwilling to sell the promising centre-back, who will feature for Gareth Southgate’s side at the Under-21 European Championships later this month, a loan deal for the Foxes youngster seems likely as Leicester continue to get Moore battle-hardened for a future starring role amongst their back line.
Leicester hoping to increase capacity to 42,000
Reports in Thailand suggest Leicester are looking to increase the capacity of the King Power stadium to 42,000 in the coming seasons, with the club hoping to establish itseld comfortably in the Premier League over the next few seasons.
With the capacity currently at just above 32,000, the club are keen to take advantage of the positive vibes around the city and encourage fans to once again flock to watch the Premier League stars in action. With most games at near to capacity last season, there does seem to be scope for the club to increase capacity and they are reportedly in talks with developers to see if the increase is possible.