By Wayne Veysey

21st Sep, 2020 | 4:35pm

Exclusive: Fulham make approach to sign £5m-valued Leicester City player

Fulham have made an approach to sign Leicester City midfielder Daniel Amartey, Football Insider can exclusively reveal.

The 25-year-old has fallen down the pecking order at the King Power Stadium over the past few seasons having struggled with injury.

A recruitment source has told Football Insider that Leicester are willing to sell the Ghanian for around £5million this summer.

The Cottagers have held a long-term interest in the defensive midfielder, who can also play across the back line, and tried to sign him in the January transfer window.

Amartey has two years remaining on his contract with the Foxes, having penned a new deal in December 2018.

The Ghana international spent nearly two years on the sidelines with an ankle injury suffered in a 1-1 draw with West Ham United in October 2018.

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He made his playing return earlier this month and scored in a 1-1 friendly draw with Blackburn Rovers in the build up to the 2020/21 campaign.

Amartey arrived in a near £6million deal from FC Copenhagen in January 2016 and has made 64 appearances for the Foxes, winning the Premier League in his first season at the club.

He has not featured in a competitive match under Brendan Rodgers and may be deemed surplus to requirements by the Northern Irishman with Wilfried Ndidi, Youri Tielemans, Nampalys Mendy and Hamza Choudhury all vying for the holding midfield positions.

Fulham boss Scott Parker is looking to bolster his squad before the October 5 transfer deadline

Amartey would become the club’s ninth summer signing following the arrivals of Antonee Robinson, Kenny Tete, Ola Aina, Mario Lemina, Alphonse Areola, Anthony Knockeart and Harrison Reed.

The Cottagers have lost their first two Premier League fixtures of the 2020/21 campaign, including a 4-3 loss to Leeds United last weekend.

In other Leicester City news, it can be REVEALED that West Ham have ended their pursuit of Burnley defender James Tarkowski.