Leicester City are close to securing their first deadline day signing.

According to the Telegraph’s Matt Law, they are edging increasingly closer to an agreement with Bayer Leverkusen over the loan of central defender Aleksandar Dragovic.

The Austrian international has been impressive at Leverkusen for some time now but has been subject to plenty of Premier League interest over the course of the summer transfer window.

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Leicester have been linked with moves for a plethora of central defenders having already added Harry Maguire to their ranks from Hull. Now, though, it looks as though Craig Shakespeare is close to bolstering his defensive options further through the addition of Dragovic.

The deal is set to see Dragovic ply his trade in English football for the first time in his career, as he looks to enjoy a positive season with the Foxes.