Ryan Bertrand, the England international left-back, is close to joining Leicester City.
City are moving forward with their second summer transfer, with free agent Bertrand poised to arrive after a two-year contract was widely reported to have been signed.
Bertrand has been on club’s radar as they attempt to bring in a new face for the left side of defence, as well as replace the experience they lost with Wes Morgan retiring and Christian Fuchs heading to the United States, after he turned down a new deal at Southampton.
For a few weeks, City has been in talks with the 31-year-old about a move to the King Power Stadium.
While the length of the contract was initially a stumbling block, it now appears that a two-year contract with a third-year option has been reached.
Bertrand is likely to have a medical with City soon, as the club looks to complete the transfer before the start of pre-season on Monday, July 12.
With James Justin still recovering from a knee injury, he will compete for a starting spot at left-back alongside Luke Thomas.
Bertrand has previously worked with City boss Brendan Rodgers, who was in charge of Chelsea’s academy as the full-back rose through the ranks at Stamford Bridge.