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Leicester City monitoring out-of-favour Juventus defender Daniele Rugani

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Leicester City are looking to bolster their backline by monitoring out-of-favour Juventus defender Daniele Rugani and potentially going in for him in the January transfer window.

Despite the Foxes having the joint best defensive record in the Premier League, manager Brendan Rodgers is looking to add depth to his defence with a title charge still possible.

Rodgers’ side are 10 points behind reigning European champions Liverpool who also have a game in hand but the Northern Irishman is hoping his side can perform a miracle just like the Foxes did in 2016 when they won the Premier League.

The former Liverpool boss has been using the stellar partnership of Jonny Evans and Caglar Soyuncu throughout the season and the pair have started every league game so far.

With their only other centre-back available being captain and 35-year-old Wes Morgan who is declining at an alarming rate due to his age, Leicester are searching for a defender with experience and relatively cheap.

Juventus’ Daniele Rugani is a great option for the Foxes considering his lack of game time under new manager Maurizio Sarri who is notorious for not changing his starting squad.

The Italian is last on the pecking order behind new signings Merih Demiral and Matthijs de Ligt and veteran duo Giorgio Chiellini and Leonardo Bonucci.

Despite a long term injury to captain Chiellini, Sarri has preferred de Ligt and Bonucci with Demiral seen as the back-up defender.

Rugani was extremely hyped since his move from fellow Serie A side Empoli back in 2015, when he was a 20-year-old, but has failed to live up to expectations.

He was groomed to be the successor to both Chiellini and Bonucci but the defensive duo have still been performing at an extremely high-level and thus, meant that Rugani has not been given the opportunity to play.

The Italian international has only featured three times for the Old Lady and two of those appearances were in the Champions League.

Leicester City’s defensive record is even more impressive considering the fact that they sold star defender Harry Maguire to Manchester United for a record £80m in the summer.

They did not replace the loss of the England international and with young star defender Filip Benkovic out on loan at Celtic as well, an injury to either Evans or Soyuncu could derail Leicester’s season and their hopes of catching up to Liverpool.

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