Skysports.com understands Leicester are in talks with Sheffield United over a deal for Ched Evans.
United are willing to let Evans move on as they look to trim their squad and playing budget following their relegation from the Championship.
Evans, who joined the Blades from Manchester City in the summer of 2009, is thought to be among the highest earners at Bramall Lane and the club are keen to offload him.
A number of clubs are believed to have expressed an interest in the Wales international, but Leicester are hoping to win the race for the 22-year-old.
Foxes boss Sven Goran Eriksson knows all about Evans having worked with him at Manchester City and he is keen to bring him to the Walkers Stadium.