Leicester ready to move for Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Harry Winks

Harry Winks may be on the move to Championship club Leicester City – Getty Images

Leicester City are set to move for Harry Winks, the Tottenham Hotspur midfielder, as they prepare for a promotion challenge following their recent relegation to the Championship.

Winks has emerged as a target for Enzo Maresca, the new Leicester manager, and negotiations are understood to be under way over a potential deal.

Tottenham are in talks with Leicester over the transfer of James Maddison, the England international, but the Winks deal is unconnected.

Maresca believes Winks, another England international, has the ability and versatility to become a key part of his squad in the Championship.

Winks has just over one year left on his contract and will be allowed to leave as part of a major overhaul this summer by new head coach Ange Postecoglou.

The 27-year-old has found first-team opportunities limited in recent seasons and spent the last campaign on loan in Serie A with Sampdoria.

Leicester return to pre-season training under Maresca on Monday, as they prepare for the forthcoming season in the Championship.

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