Timothy Castagne has already undergone a Leicester City medical after agreeing a £20million move from Atalanta, Football Insider can reveal.
The 24-year-old full-back had been strongly linked with a move to Tottenham this summer but has now agreed to join Brendan Rodger’s side.
A source at the King Power Stadium has told Football Insider that the Belgian had a medical yesterday (Monday) after the two clubs agreed a £20m fee.
The defender, who can play on both the right and left side of defence, has entered the final 12 months of his contract at the Serie A club.
This site revealed 24 hours ago that the Foxes were confident of reaching an agreement for the Belgium international after Spurs withdrew their interest in the player.
Tottenham signed Matt Doherty in a deal worth up to £16m at the weekend to solve their defensive issues and leave Leicester in pole position to clinch a deal for Castagne.
He caught the eye of scouts last season after a number of impressive performances in an exciting Atalanta side who were knocked out of the Champions League in the quarter-finals.
Castagne made 33 appearances in all competitions last season and had five goal involvements – two goals and three assists.
The versatile defender is likely to line up on the left-hand side of Brendan Rodger’s defence next season after the departure of Ben Chilwell to Chelsea last month.
Chilwell was sold to the Premier League giants in a £50million deal.
He would become the Foxes first summer signing in what has been a quiet window so far for the 2015/16 Premier League champions.
The Foxes narrowly missed out on Champions League football last term but still enjoyed their second ever highest Premier League finish (fifth).