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04 July 2017

Manchester United transfer news: Kasper Schmeichel could follow in dad’s footsteps and move to Old Trafford if Leicester sign Lovre Kalinic

LEICESTER City could let Kasper Schmeichel exit for Manchester United if they can tie up a deal for Croatia keeper Lovre Kalinic.

The Foxes are also close to signing Sevilla captain Vicente Iborra in a £12million deal.

Leicester could let Kasper Schmeichel join Manchester United if they get a replacemen
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Lovre Kalinic could be a possible replacement for Kasper Schmeichel if he leaves
Lovre Kalinic could be a possible replacement for Kasper Schmeichel if he leaves
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But they may have to spend £22million on Kalinic – and if they sign him then it would give United the green light to move for Schmeichel.

Leicester are only believed to have offered £18mllion for the 6ft 7ins Gent keeper so far and have been told to their bid past the £20million mark.

Schmeichel has recently celebrated six years at the club but changed agents in May in a sign that he could be looking for a move.

If David de Gea leaves this summer, a deal to take Schmeichel to Old Trafford would see him follow in dad Peter’s footsteps.

The 27-year-old Kalinic was named the best keeper in Belgian football last season.

Leicester are making a second bid of £12milion for central midfielder Iborra who played against them in their Champions League clash last season and will be allowed to leave.

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Kasper Schmeichel is reportedly a target for Manchester United
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Lovre Kalinic is a Croatian goalkeeper who currently plays for Gent in Belgium
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Vicente Iborra is on the verge of completing a £12million move to Leicester
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They had an initial offer of £10.5million rejected last week.

Iborra, 29, has also been targeted by West Brom, Watford and West Ham and the 6ft 3ins player can also operate as a striker.

Leicester are also keen on £15million rated French striker Gregoire Defrel, 26, who plays for Serie A side Sassuolo.

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