Foxes duo attracting interest
Prem clubs keep tabs on Foxes pair
By Peter O'Rourke. Last Updated: March 25, 2008 10:13am
Skysports.com understands a host of clubs are tracking Leicester duo Joe Mattock and Richard Stearman.
The Foxes pair are regarded as two of the best young talents outside the Premier League and the duo's performances this season have seen scouts flocking to the Walkers Stadium to watch both players.
Mattock made his debut for Leicester last season at the tender age of 16 and Leicester turned down a bid from a mystery Premier League side for the teenager's services during the January transfer window.
A number of scouts are expected to watch Mattock in this week's England Under 21 clash with Poland as they look to keep tabs on the full-back's progress.
Versatile performer Stearman has established himself as a key member of the Foxes side since making the breakthrough at the Championship outfit in 2004
The 20-year-old is believed to have attracted interest from Sunderland last summer, but Leicester were unwilling to let him leave.
Several Premier League sides are monitoring the duo's situation, with Leicester facing a fight to keep hold of their prized assets.
Leicester know they face a losing battle to keep the duo if they suffer relegation, with several Premier League sides willing to offer Mattock and Stearman the chance to ply their trade in the top flight.