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Patson Daka news

Daka on Leicester City radar
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Leicester City could compete with Liverpool and Chelsea for the signature of Red Bull Salzburg striker Patson Daka.

The Zambia international was in sensational form for Red Bull Salzburg last season, netting 34 goals from 42 appearances.

Both Reds and Blues have regularly been linked with him, but The Mirror claims that the Foxes have joined the pursuit.

The club have Jamie Vardy and Kelechi Iheanacho as the striker options, but they are eyeing a long-term replacement for the former.

The Foxes reportedly have the advantage in the race as they are prepared to guarantee Daka with a regular starting role.

The 22-year-old has also been linked with Manchester United this summer, and there could be a bidding battle to sign him.

The Foxes missed out on Champions League football for the second year running after a defeat on the final matchday.

They are still expected to reinforce the squad with multiple players in order to boost their top-four chances next season.