Leicester will reject West Brom’s anticipated improved £10million bid for defender Jeffrey Schlupp in this transfer window.
The Baggies are understood to have made an initial offer for Schlupp earlier this month as they try to fill the gap at left-back ahead of the new campaign.
Albion boss Tony Pulis is not a great admirer of his only recognisable left-back, Sebastien Pocognoli, while Chris Brunt, who deputised last term, is expected to miss the start of 2016-17.
And Schlupp impressed in a defensive role for the Foxes as he made 24 appearances in the club’s Premier League title success.
A £9million bid for the Ghana international was quickly rebuffed by Leicester but it is widely expected that a second, slightly improved offer, will be forthcoming.
But City boss Claudio Ranieri will look to tie Schlupp down to an improved deal at the King Power Stadium and give him assurances that he will play a big part in the club’s title defence and Champions League campaign.