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Transfer Rumors: How Leicester will be spending its winnings

Several new rumors have emerged since Leicester clinched the title

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Leicester did it! They defied the 5000-1 odds and won the Barclays Premier League. Now, the Foxes are seeking reinforcements for their title defense next season, and a couple of big names have shown up on the team's wish list since Monday night.

Here's what the rumor mill has been churning out over the past week.


Kamil Glik - Torino

The 28-year-old Polish defender has captured the interest of Zenit, Galatasaray, and Leicester among others and is likely to move out of Italy this summer despite having four years remaining on his contract. If he were to come to Leicester, Glik could add depth at center back and right back, bolstering an already strong defensive core while providing competition with Danny Simpson for the starting job.

Christian Benteke - Liverpool

The speedy Belgian forward has fallen out of favor with Jurgen Klopp, and looks to be moving away from Anfield this summer. Benteke has become unhappy with his current situation in Liverpool, and La Gazzetta dello Sport is reporting that Claudio Ranieri has made Benteke one of his top targets. The report also said that if an offer occurs, Benteke is expected to leave.

Stefano Sturaro - Juventus

It was clear the Ranieri was looking to lure numerous Serie A products to King Power Stadium, and another one of his targets has been revealed in Juventus midfielder Stefano Sturaro. The 23-year-old has received interest from CSKA Moscow and Lokomotiv Moscow in Russia as well as a few unnamed Italian clubs. Leicester City, according to, is looking to purchase Sturaro from Juventus this summer. While Sturaro's agent proclaimed the midfielder important to Juventus, he also said Sturaro was "not untouchable."

Thorgan Hazard - Monchengladbach

With increasing worry lingering over the possible departure of N'Golo Kante, Leicester have begun to search for capable replacements at midfield. One of the players up for consideration is Belgian midfielder Thorgan Hazard. After an unsuccessful spell with his brother, Eden, at Chelsea, Thorgan thrived in the German Bundesliga but is seeking a return to the Premier League.

According to Het Laatste Nieuws in Belgium, Hazard is the top target for Leicester this summer. Despite never making an appearance for Chelsea during his time in England, Leicester are determined to step-up their pursuit for Hazard over the coming weeks in the hopes of securing his services for next season.

Radamel Falcao - Chelsea

On loan from Monaco, Falcao's stay at Chelsea has been unsuccessful and he is set to be sold this summer. Leicester and Claudio Ranieri reportedly have big plans for the striker and are hoping to attract Falcao to the East Midlands.

TRANSLATION: Falcao García would be among the plans of Ranieri for #LeicesterCity already addressed it in the #Mónaco.

Seydou Doumbia - Roma

After falling out of favor under new head coach Rafa Benitez, Seydou Doumbia's current loan spell at Newcastle has been disappointing. After being on loan at CSKA Moscow earlier this year, the Ivorian striker, one of the fastest players in the world, could be looking to move away from his parent club Roma this summer.

Vincent Aboubakar - Porto

The Cameroonian striker has had a standout season with Porto, and is being heavily pursued by Ranieri and Leicester. Ranieri continues to reiterate that he does not want big names for next season. Aboubakar would serve as a striker partner with Jamie Vardy and could provide an even more potent scoring touch.

TRANSLATION: Leicester pursue Aboubakar.

These are all currently just rumors and no official word on any of these targets coming to Leicester has been made. But with additional money available from winning the title, Leicester certainly have the funds to purchase a few of these players.