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Leicester have had a long-standing interest in Praet
  • The Belgian midfielder will travel to England for a medical on Thursday.
  • The 25-year-old joined Sampdoria in 2016 in from Anderlecht for a fee of £9.2m, and has played 98 times in Serie A.
  • Praet played with Leicester’s new signing Youri Tielemans in their time together at Anderlecht.

Dennis Praet is set to join Leicester after the club agreed a fee of around £18m with Sampdoria, Sky Sports News has learned.

The Belgian midfielder will travel to England for a medical on Thursday.

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Leicester have had a long-standing interest in Praet, who Sky Sports Newsunderstand is keen to leave Sampdoria and play in the Premier League.

Praet’s representatives were also reported to be exploring options of a possible move to Italian side AC Milan and Spanish club Valencia.

The 25-year-old joined Sampdoria in 2016 in from Anderlecht for a fee of £9.2m, and has played 98 times in Serie A.

Sampdoria boss Eusebio Di Francesco said: “I will miss Praet, he’s one of the best midfielders in Italy.

“Now we’ll see what to do in midfield and attack, where we have very few alternatives.”

Praet played with Leicester’s new signing Youri Tielemans in their time together at Anderlecht.

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