The Foxes’ offer falls some way short of Juventus’ valuation of the midfielder
Leicester City have lodged an £11.5million bid for Juventus and Italy midfielder Stefano Sturaro.
The Foxes are expected to continue their busy summer in the transfer window following their ninth-place finish in the Premier League last term.
And, according to Sky Sport Italia, 25-year-old Sturaro is right at the top of their shopping list.
The Italy international was little more than a bit-part player at Juve last term, starting just seven Serie A games, and he has been linked with a move away .
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The Turin club are hoping to bank around £17.5m by flogging him to the highest bidder and Leicester have firmed up their interest with a bid.
However, it falls some way short of Juve’s valuation so it remains to be seen whether or not the two clubs can do business yet.
Leicester have already wrapped up two signings since the transfer window opened, bringing in full-back Ricardo Pereira from Porto , and Jonny Evans, the centre-half, from West Brom in a deal worth a reported £3.5m.