Pearson wants Chester

Foxes bid for Tigers centre-back

Sky Sports sources understand Leicester City have made a bid for Hull City defender James Chester.

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Foxes boss Nigel Pearson signed the highly-rated centre-back when in charge at the KC Stadium and now wants to take him to the King Power Stadium.

Leicester are aiming to strengthen their defence before Tuesday's transfer deadline and are also understood to have made a renewed offer for Nottingham Forest's Wes Morgan.

Pearson has a history of signing young talent who have had an association with Manchester United, including the recent arrival of Danny Drinkwater, and Chester would continue that pattern.

It remains to be seen if Leicester are successful in their bid to sign the 23-year-old, with Hull chairman Assem Allam recently saying he would not sell any players to Leicester.