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Jeremie Boga set to leave Atalanta with Leicester City keen

Jeremie Boga set to leave Atalanta with Leicester City keen

Jeremie Boga is set to leave Atalanta in January and Leicester City are keen on signing him, according to Calciomercato.

The Ivory Coast international has failed to make his mark in the Italian top flight since leaving Chelsea to join Sassuolo in 2018.

Boga has also struggled to impress since he joined Atalanta on an initial loan deal in January, failing to score in any of his 27 league appearances for his parent and loan club.

He did enough to ensure Atalanta made the loan move permanent in the summer for €22 million.

Boga was brought in to be a driving force in Atalanta’s midfield, but injuries and tactical misunderstandings with Gian Piero Gasperini have derailed his time in Bergamo.

He did find the net in Atalanta’s 1-0 win over Bayer Leverkusen in their Europa League round of 16 second leg meeting.

The 25-year-old winger has made just six appearances for Gasperini’s side this term, and a move away from the Gewiss Stadium could be on the cards in January.

Boga has reportedly asked his agent Fali Ramadani to find him a new club in the next transfer window, and the current forerunners for his signature are Leicester.

Brendan Rodgers’ side are back from the dead after stringing together four wins from their last five Premier League games to leave the relegation zone after a devastating start to the season.

The club’s hierarchy are keen on ensuring their resurgence continues by bringing in reinforcements.

Boga came close to joining the Foxes last summer, but the deal failed to materialise. However, Leicester’s interest has not gone away and they are ready to have another go at acquiring his services in January.

Leicester are not the only club interested in Boga, as the player has also been linked with a move to Fiorentina. He shares his agent with the Viola head coach Vincenzo Italiano.

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