Leicester City have joined a long list of clubs pursuing Porto right-back Ricardo Pereira, according to TMW reporter Michele Pavese.
We have been linked with the Portuguese international in the past and the Italian website reports that we are still in the race, along with Arsenal, Everton, Juventus and the Foxes.
Serge Aurier’s form since arriving from PSG in the summer hasn’t exactly been stellar, and we shouldn’t rule out a possible move for another full-back to provide more competition for the likes of Kieran Trippier.
Whether Pereira would be the right solution, it’s difficult to say. He is relatively young at 24 and could improve under Poch if he makes the move to the club.
However, TMW report he would cost at least £25m, and with the club having more pressing concerns in other areas of the pitch, like possibly having to replace Mousa Dembele, a move for the defender may not be a priority.
Leicester could well be a rival for the right-back though. Manager Claude Puel worked with the player at Nice two years ago.