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Leicester City “want” Premier League defender after Jonny Evans injury blow


Leicester City reportedly want to sign Brentford defender Pontus Jansson in the January transfer window.

The 30-year-old has been on fine form for the newly-promoted side in the Premier League this season and is apparently attracting attention from clubs higher up the table.

With his contract set to expire at the end of the season, three Premier League clubs are said to have been put on alert.

Leicester are one of those, along with Everton and Newcastle United. All three sides have struggled defensively this season.

The City link comes as key central defender Jonny Evans limped off holding his hamstring during Sunday’s 4-0 win over Newcastle at the King Power Stadium.

Despite Jansson’s deal coming into its final six months, Brentford would expect to receive a “hefty fee” for a January transfer, according to The Guardian.

So far this season, Jansson has won more than 50% of his duels and aerial battles, making 22 interceptions and 76 clearances – 32 of the latter with his head.

The Swede has a 57% tackle success rate across his 16 appearances this term.

Speaking on December 5, Jansson remarked that Brentford is “a smaller club than the other clubs I have played for”.