Derby County have ‘launched a bid’ to sign Leicester City defender Filip Benković on loan, according to the Telegraph.

The 22-year-old will be granted his loan departure if the Foxes can sign another centre back to replace him.

Benković has not featured for Leicester’s first team this season and FoxesHub understands that staff feel he is not ready for Premier League football.

Since signing for £13m from Dinamo Zagreb in August 2018, Benković spent last season on loan at Celtic and was part of Brendan Rodgers’ treble-winning side.

A loan move to Stoke City was lined up in the summer of 2019, but the Foxes pulled the plug when they failed to sign a replacement.

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