Leicester City have had their bid for Patson Daka accepted by Red Bull Salzburg and hope to announce his signing next week, it is claimed.
Daka has emerged as one of the most in-demand strikers in Europe after scoring 34 goals in 42 games for Salzburg last season.
Liverpool, West Ham United and Chelsea were mentioned as contenders for his signature, but Leicester have charged into the race to sign him and appear to have been victorious.
Reports from The Mirror last weekend revealed that the Foxes had identified Daka as a target in their search for a striker to help them in the long-term.
Then, on Thursday, The Telegraph claimed that Leicester had stepped up their efforts to sign the Zambian and prepared to submit a 30 million Euros bid.
Leicester scouts were said to believe the forward could make a seamless transition to the Premier League. Therefore, they were ready to press ahead.
Things have developed quickly and it seems they have been successful. According to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, Salzburg have accepted an official proposal from Leicester for Daka.
The 22-year-old could be announced as a new Leicester player next week if all goes according to plan.
Daka will help provide a long-term succession to Jamie Vardy. The Leicester legend is approaching the end of his career, with two years left on his contract, but still has something to give. Daka can play alongside him while he is still fit and firing before replacing him as the main man when the time comes.
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By FARPost Reporter