Foxes set for Morris move
By Simon Fudge
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The deal is subject to a medical at The Walkers Stadium, as The Foxes look set to add a new face to their squad on Monday afternoon.
The move will come as a surprise following Sheffield United's ongoing interest to bring the former Bramall Lane trainee back to the club.
Neil Warnock's side had agreed a fee with The Rams for Morris but no deal had been completed personally with the young hit-man.
Despite The Blades' interest, the 23-year-old has decided to snub a return to his former club in favour of a move to The Premiership with Micky Adams's squad.
"We are hopefully going to tie up the signing of Lee Morris before the 5pm deadline," Adams told the club's official website.
"He comes in our price range. Unfortunately we have not been able to go out and spend millions of pounds.
"I would love to go out and maybe spend a million and a half on a player - but I can't do that.
"Lee has been in contract discussions with Sheffield United. We have nipped in there because we think he could do well for us.
"He has got a bit of age on his side and he has tremendous pace. He is not the finished article by any means but that is what we have got to try and do on the training ground. We have got to try and improve him.
"It is very much like Paul Dickov. They said that he couldn't score - but look at the sort of form that he is in at the moment.
"That is what we have got to try and do. It gives us something to work with."
Meanwhile, Leicester have recalled defender Gerry Taggart from his loan spell at Division One side Stoke City.
Adams has decided he needs the services of the former Northern Ireland international following Saturday's 5-0 drubbing at the hands of Aston Villa.
Taggart was coming to the end of a second month on loan at The Britannia Stadium, having made eight appearances for The Potters since arriving in December.
With Taggart leaving Stoke, Potters boss Tony Pulis has recalled young defender Brian Wilson from his loan at Division Three club Cheltenham Town.