Leicester City midfielder ‘wants’ January transfer as asking price challenged

denis praet in a leicester city jersey
Dennis Praet is keen to secure a return to Torino in January, according to reports in Italy.

The Leicester City midfielder spent last season on loan in Turin, where he made 24 appearances. The Belgium international managed two goals and assists apiece but returned to the King power in the summer, though the Italian side were seemingly keen on a permanent move.

No deal was struck, despite Torino’s best efforts, and he worked his way back into Brendan Rodgers’ plans. Praet featured seven times in the league before the World Cup break but Torino are claimed to still be chasing a deal for the 28-year-old.

Sport Witness has reported, via Tuttosport, that the Serie A club have “continued to negotiate” with the Foxes over a deal for Praet through their director of sport Davide Vagnati. The report states that the club were unwilling to trigger the €15m (£12.9m) needed to make his loan move permanent and were also reluctant to pay more than €10m (£8.6m) for the former Sampdoria midfielder.

Torino are reportedly hopeful that they can knock the Foxes’ valuation down further to €8m (£6.8m) in the New Year. Tuttosport claim that Praet “wants Torino again” after enjoying his time working with boss Ivan Juric.

It was reported last month that Praet is “ready to take a pay cut” in order to seal a transfer next month, The same Italian outlet claimed that City would be willing to accept another loan deal with a €9 million option to buy.

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