Leicester City have ‘entered the race’ to sign Tottenham Hotspur forward Fernando Llorente.

According to the Sun, the Foxes are ready to offer Llorente an extended stay in the Premier League, but face competition from West Ham.

The 34-year-old is out of contract this summer and is looking for a new club after recording eight goals and five assists in 34 appearances last term. The Daily Mail have reported that Tottenham missed the deadline to extend his contract by a further 12 months.

Brendan Rodgers has previously said that he is not interested in buying a ‘target man’ this summer. The opportunity to sing Llorente for free, however, could be too good to turn down as the Foxes look to provide competition for Jamie Vardy and Kelechi Iheanacho.

Leicester have also been linked with a move for Ivory Coast defender Wilfried Kanon, who plays for Dutch side ADO Den Haag.

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