Leicester and Everton in transfer fight for ex-West Brom midfielder Matheus Pereira | The Sun

LEICESTER and Everton are weighing up a late move for ex-West Brom star Matheus Pereira.

Brazilian Pereira, 26, left the Baggies to join Saudi Arabian side Al Hilal last year.

He scored 11 goals and provided six assists for West Brom in 33 Premier League matches before moving to the Middle East.

But the attacking midfielder is now keen to return to top-level football and would be open to a transfer in the final week of the window.

Leicester were interested in Arsenal wideman Nicolas Pepe until he made a loan move to Nice.

Foxes manager Brendan Rodgers wants to add to his attacking options before Thursday’s deadline.

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The Foxes have only managed to sign one player this summer – in the form of goalkeeper Alex Smithies who they snagged on a free transfer.

And Leicester plan to use the £70million lump sum their set to receive for Chelsea-bound Wesley Fofana to strengthen their squad ahead of the looming transfer deadline.

Everton also want to reinforce their forward line and are aware of Pereira’s availability.

It's been a busy transfer window in contrast for the Toffees who have made six signings this summer.

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Amadou Onana, Conor Coady, Dwight McNeil, Ruben Vinagre and James Tarkowski were followed through the door by Neal Maupay.

Maupay completed his £15m transfer from Brighton to the Toffees on Saturday.

The 26-year-old penned a three-year deal which includes the option to extend for a further season.

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