Leicester City have opened negotiations with Atalanta over a move for Jeremie Boga, according to Fabrizio Romano.
Handicapped by their financial predicament, the Foxes are the only Premier League side yet to sign an outfield player this summer.
However, after completing the sale of Wesley Fofana to Chelsea for £77 million, Brendan Rodgers’ side have sprung into action on deadline day as they look to bolster their squad before the transfer window closes at midnight.
They are looking to reinvest the proceeds from the Fofana deal, and coincidentally they are now looking to sign a former Chelsea player in Boga.
Boga joined U.S. Sassuolo Calcio in the summer of 2018 for a fee of around €10m after graduating from the Chelsea academy.
He spent four impressive years at the Mapei Stadium, where he made 102 appearances for the Neroverdi, scoring 18 goals and assisting ten.
Boga joined Atalanta on an initial loan deal in January. But despite recording just two goals and one assist in 22 games, La Dea decided to shell out around €22m to make the deal permanent earlier this summer.
However, the Ivorian winger could be on the move again with Leicester pushing to bring him back to England, and Boga is understood to also be keen on the transfer.
Atalanta have already signed Ademola Lookman, who spent the last campaign on loan at Leicester from RB Leipzig, and are open to letting Boga leave.
Boga was an unused substitute in Atalanta’s opening two games of the season and only played 24 minutes in the 1-0 away win at Hellas Verona.
Leicester are also close to completing the deal to sign Stade de Reims defender Wout Faes.
The 24-year-old Belgian is seen as a replacement for the Chelsea-bound Wesley Fofana and is expected to complete his move before the transfer window closes.
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