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Leicester City set sights on signing Wolves star in January

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Leicester City have set their sights on Wolves loan sensation Hwang Hee-chan ahead of January, Football Insider can exclusively reveal.

The Midlands outfit are cash-strapped and need to sell one of their prize assets to raise the funds to convert the forward’s loan from RB Leipzig into a permanent deal.

A Leicester source has told Football Insider that Hwang has caught the eye of their talent spotters and they are monitoring his situation going into the winter window.

Wolves have the option to buy Hwang, 25, for around £13million next summer as part of the deal that took to Molineux in late August.

But that would not stop Leipzig accepting a bid beyond that mark in the mid-season window.

Leicester and the forward’s other suitors could persuade Leipzig to sell if they offer around the £18m mark.

Brendan Rodgers’ side are in the market for attacking reinforcements, with Jamie Vardy turning 35 in January and out of contract in the summer of 2023.

He tops the Foxes’ scoring charts once again this season with nine goals in all competitions, while recent arrival Patson Daka has six and Kelechi Iheanacho, James Maddison, Harvey Barnes, Youri Tielemans and Ademola Lookman have three apiece.

Hwang has caught the eye of rival clubs this season on the back of some dynamic displays for Wolves.

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