Esteban Cambiasso set to make Leicester move

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Leicester City are closing in on a deal for veteran midfielder, Esteban Cambiasso, according to the Daily Mail.

Leicester City manager, Nigel Pearson, has long admired the former Argentinian international and is hopeful of confirming a deal in the coming days.


Speaking to the BBC earlier, Pearson said of the player, "There has been a bit more encouragement in terms of the Cambiasso situation, i'm more hopeful now than I was before the weekend."

This comes after weeks of confusion surrounding the move. Free-agent Cambiasso had been available for transfer since his contract with Italian giants, Inter Milan, expired in the summer.


Several Premier League clubs registered their interest and Leicester eventually emerged as front runners. However, it was thought Leicester's move for the player had collapsed in it's final stages. 

The heavily decorated 34-year-old won five Scudetti's and a Champions League title during a 10 year spell at Inter Milan. He has been capped 52 times for his country and scored a total of five goals. He has also had spells at Real Madrid, River Plate and Independiente. 

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Should Cambiasso complete his move to the Foxes, he would become the club's sixth signing of the summer after Matthew Upson and Leonardo Ulloa from Brighton, Ben Hamer from Charlton Athletic, Jack Barmby from Manchester United and Marc Albrighton from Aston Villa. 

Although Cambiasso's move appears imminent, a similar deal for French fullback, Rod Fanni, seems to have evaporated. According to French newspaper, L'Equipe, the Marseille fullback failed to impress during a two day trial period at the West-Midlands side. 

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