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Leicester to fly in new stopper

Leicester to fly in new stopper

According to the Leicester Mercury, Eldin Jakupovic will fly out to Hong Kong to undergo a medical and complete his move to Leicester City in the coming days.

The one-time Switzerland worldwide made 22 appearances for Hull City last season, however saw his side relegated to the Championship after finishing in 18th position.

Sky Sports News HQ understands the 32-year-old has left the Tigers' training camp in Portugal to hold talks with the Foxes.

He is then expected to be assessed by the club's medical staff and finalize a transfer, however it is unclear whether he will be a Leicester player in time to play in the Foxes' opening Premier League Asia Trophy tie against West Brom on Wednesday.

City needed someone to compete with Kasper Schmeichel for a place in the starting XI after Ron-Robert Zieler's departure, and Shakespeare has done exactly that.

Leicester have already signed centre-back Harry Maguire from Hull this summer - the first of three signings so far alongside Vincent Iborra from Sevilla and youngster Sam Hughes. Because of this, Hull will need to look for a new shot stopper who could replace Jakupovic should he head to the King Power Stadium.