Leicester City sent a scout to watch reported West Ham target Hakan Calhanoglu at the weekend. Italian journalist Nicolo Schira (of Gazzetta dello Sport) claims that a Leicester delegate attended AC Milan’s home match against Frosinone in Serie A on Sunday.
Calhanoglu is a reported West Ham target. The Hammers are reportedly interested in signing the Turkey international (Calciomercato). He would cost €30m, which roughly converts to around £26m.
But the Foxes could be stealing a march in this race. Leicester scouts watched Calhanoglu in action for AC Milan and might launch a summer move.
Hakan Calhanoglu against Frosinone
Calhanoglu played the full 90 minutes as AC Milan strolled to a 2-0 win over already-relegated Frosinone in the penultimate game of the Serie A season.
The 25-year-old was part of a three-man midfield at the San Siro. He produced an impressive personal display, although he did not score or register an assist.
Calhanoglu completed 66 passes (with a completion rate of just under 85 per cent), provided two key passes, was fouled three times and had four shots (stats via WhoScored).
This win lifted AC Milan above Roma into fifth place. And this ensured a sixth-place finish (and Europa League qualifier) at least.
AC Milan also have a chance to catch bitter rivals Inter Milan. AC Milan beat Frosinone, Inter lost to Napoli and Atalanta drew with Juventus. All three will compete for a top-four finish with one game left.