Sky Sports understands Nottingham Forest defender Wes Morgan has asked for permission to talk to Leicester about a move to the King Power Stadium.
Leicester have had two bids rejected as Foxes boss Nigel Pearson looks to bring the 27-year-old to the club before the close of the transfer window.
The rugged centre-back is out of contract at the City Ground in the summer and no fresh terms have been agreed.
Leicester have made Morgan their top choice as they look to bolster their defence, but they have been frustrated by Forest's reluctance to sell.
Morgan, who has come through the ranks at Forest, has now informed the club he would like the opportunity to hold talks with Leicester as he weighs up his future.
A number of other Championship sides are thought to be keen on Morgan, but the Foxes are aiming to win the race for his signature.