Leicester City have identified Chelsea defender Reece James as a replacement for Danny Simpson.

James, 19, had an outstanding 2018-19 season as he was a key player in Wigan Athletic’s Championship survival.

His impressive performances have caught the eye of Brendan Rodgers and the Leicester City recruitment team. The Foxes are looking to beat competition from Manchester United and Everton, according to the Sun.

FoxesHub understands the report to be accurate, with Leicester watching James on several occasions throughout the season.

James, who is under contract at Stamford Bridge until 2022, made 43 appearances for Wigan and earned a place in the Championship Team of the Season.

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