Sven considers defensive duo

Ball and Masilela set for Foxes

Ball: Without club since leaving Manchester City in June 2009

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Leicester boss Sven Goran Eriksson has confirmed the Foxes have taken Michael Ball on trial and Tsepo Masilela is set to join the club on loan.

Former Everton and Rangers star Ball played under Eriksson at Manchester City but has been without a club since 2009 when his contract expired.

South African defender Masilela, meanwhile, is set to join the King Power Stadium outfit on a season-long loan from Israeli side Maccabi Haifa.

Former England boss Eriksson has already signed six players, as the big-spending Foxes look to build a side capable of winning promotion.

Speaking in Sweden, where the club is based for pre-season training, Eriksson told Fotbollskanalen: "I had Michael Ball at Manchester City. He has been injured for a year-and-a-half and has no club so I have invited him on for pre-season training.

"So far he has been good and if he continues like he has we will offer him a contract."

On Masilela, Eriksson added: "He came here today for a medical, so ask me tomorrow and I'll know more."