Talks scheduled: Leicester step up goalscoring midfielder bid after £7.4m offer - report
By Alex Taylor
Leicester are in advanced talks to sign Internacional midfielder Eduardo Sasha despite having a £7.4million bid rejected, according to a report.
Football website Sport Witness claim that the 24-year-old’s agent Matheus Assaf has confirmed that the Foxes tabled an offer to the Brazilian club and that negotiations over a deal are likely to continue.
It is said that Internacional are holding out for a fee of £9.7million for the goalscoring midfielder.
Sasha has already won four league trophies with Internacional and has attracted Leicester’s attention after bagging 10 goals in 28 games for his club this season from his attacking midfield position.
One complication that may arise over the sale is the Brazilian’s third party ownership, with his rights shared between Internacional (60 per cent), the player (30 per cent) and a group of investors (10 per cent).
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Third party ownership is banned in the Premier League and if Leicester were to be successful in signing the secondary striker they would need to purchase the player outright.
The move could see Sasha join up with Jamie Vardy, Riyad Mahrez and Shinji Okazaki as the Tigers aim to defend their Premier League crown and display their talents in the Champions League.
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