Leicester battling Liverpool and Chelsea for Patson Daka transfer

Leicester City are considering a move for RB Salzburg striker Patson Daka this summer.

Foxes boss Brendan Rodgers is on the lookout for Jamie Vardy’s long-term replacement at the King Power.

And the speedy Daka, one of the most exciting young forwards in Europe, features high among the targets under consideration by the FA Cup winners.

Daka scored 29 goals in 36 games for the Austrian side last season, yet could be available for as little as £17million.

That price tag appeals for several reasons, including the potential for the 22-year-old to have a huge resale value in years to come.

Patson Daka of RB Salzburg

Chelsea and Liverpool have also been credited with an interest in the player, who is open to a move to England.

But Leicester can offer him a quicker pathway into the first team and that could tip the balance their way.

Rodgers knows that, at 34, Vardy hasn’t got too many more years left in the tank.

Although the former England striker still scored 17 goals last season and is showing few signs of slowing down.

Kelechi Iheanacho had his best season in front of goal for Leicester last season as well, scoring 19 goals.

But Rodgers still has to find someone to spearhead his team post-Vardy and there is a belief at the club that Daka could be that man.

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