MANCHESTER UNITED and Chelsea could battle it out for keeper Kasper Schmeichel as Leicester identify his replacement, according to reports.
The Foxes are preparing to make a move for Sevilla stopper Sergio Rico who has spent the campaign on loan at Paris Saint-Germain, write the Mirror.
And it could spark a transfer scramble between the two Premier League giants for the Dane’s signature.
Schmeichel, 33, would certainly listen to potential offers after Leicester missed out on Champions League football.
And with the player not getting any younger, he knows he may not get another shot playing on Europe’s biggest stage.
United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is a keen admirer of Schmeichel whose father remains a legend on the red half of Manchester.
David De Gea’s form was heavily criticised last season following a string of high profile mistakes.
It has given Solskjaer a huge dilemma whether to stick or twist with the Spaniard.
He also has Dean Henderson returning from a two-year loan spell at Sheffield United and will watch him closely in pre-season.
A move to Chelsea may be a more realistic option with Frank Lampard on the lookout for a new stopper.
The boss wants to flog £71million signing Kepa Arrizabalaga just two years after his move to Stamford Bridge.
Lampard has a list of keepers on his shortlist including Ajax’s Andre Onana and Borussia Dortmund’s Roman Burki.