Leicester City on brink of splashing £17million on Victor Kristiansen from FC Copenhagen as they bid to avoid relegation | The Sun

LEICESTER are in talks to sign Victor Kristiansen from FC Copenhagen in a move worth £17million.

The Danish side issued a statement confirming discussions but made it clear they are yet to green light a deal.

Foxes boss Brendan Rodgers has targeted left-back Kristiansen, 20, as one of at least three new signings he is hoping to bring to the King Power Stadium this month.

Copenhagen have confirmed a bid from Leicester – and the deal is set to be the biggest sale in the club’s history, and the joint-biggest in the history of the Danish Superliga.

But Copenhagen insist there is ‘no certainty’ the move will happen for the Denmark Under-21 International.

A statement said: “Rumours have been confirmed in the market about a possible transfer of the footballer Victor Kristiansen to Leicester City FC.

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“FC Copenhagen can confirm that an offer has been received from Leicester.

“Negotiations are currently underway between the parties, and there is no certainty that an agreement will be reached.

“There are no further comments at this time. Should a final agreement be concluded, a company announcement will be issued to this effect.”

Rodgers needs someone to fill the left-back role with a long-term injury to James Justin in November leaving them with just Luke Thomas and Timothy Castagne as their only fit senior full-backs.

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Leicester are likely to make an initial payment of £12million as they seek to bolster their squad ahead of a fight to stay clear of the bottom three – following a run of four Premier League defeats.

Kristiansen already has 73 appearances to his name for Copenhagen after breaking into the senior squad almost two years ago.

He also has Champions League and Conference League experience.

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