Foxes eye samba forward

Foxes eye samba forward

Bulgarian outfit Ludogorets' Brazilian attacker Jonathan Cafu has been linked with a move to Leicester City in the Italian media.

The 25-year-old winger has enjoyed a good start to the campaign with his club side and is featuring in the Champions League where he scored in the 1-1 Group A draw against Basel last month.

Cafu's form has resulted in strong interest from Italian Serie A side Lazio, while reports in Italy are suggesting that Foxes boss Claudio Ranieri is ready to launch a counter-bid for his signature.

Cafu has scored 11 goals in 30 games for Ludogorets since joining them in 2015 from Sao Paulo for a fee of 2.2million euros.

His club side will want a lot more than what they paid before considering a sale, while Leicester will be in the driving seat if they make a January bid because Lazio are unable to sign any more non-EU players until next summer.