Sporting Lisbon and Portugal midfielder Adrien Silva has “confirmed” he will join Leicester City.
The midfielder, who was part of the Portuguese squad which won Euro 2016, claims he will leave Sporting for the Premier League in a reported £21m move in the current transfer window.
Silva looks likely to follow Sporting team-mate Islam Slimani to the King Power Stadium as Leicester bid to complete a double raid on the 2015/16 Portuguese League runners-up, although there has been no official confirmation from the club.
In an interview with Porto-based newspaper O Jogo, Silva said: “Yes, I confirm this proposal. Leicester is very interesting and corresponds to my career goals.