Southampton are reportedly preparing for an offer from Leicester City for defender Jannick Vestergaard.

City have been looking for a center-back for the last few weeks of the season following Wesley Fofana’s serious injury.

Brendan Rodgers confirmed after the Community Shield that the Frenchman will be sidelined for at least six months in the friendly against Villarreal last week following a broken leg and a dislocated ankle.

With his defender Jonny Evans also struggling with injuries, City are no central defensive options.

Daniel Amartey came in mid-defense at the Community Shield as partner of Caglar Soyuncu and impressed in the role, but City will likely still be looking to the transfer window for reinforcements in the final weeks of the window.

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After TalkSPORT journalist Alex Crook previously showed interest in Vestergaard, he said City may be planning another move for the Danish international.

“I would probably say 40-60% for him to leave at this point and one of the interested parties as I understand it is Leicester City. They are in dire need of background reinforcement,” he told the player’s TalkSPORT Future.

“They were already easy there as Jonny Evans was not available. Vestergaard is someone they have certainly signed before and he’s like Danny Ings in the final year of his contract.”

And an indication was also given of the type of charge that entered the final year of his contract.

“My impression is that Southampton is very prepared for an offer from Leicester and if that offer were to be accepted they would have to seriously consider it given the contract situation,” he added.

“They want to get £ 20m, I imagine Leicester could get in with £ 15m and test Southampton’s determination.”

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