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Leicester closing deals for Freiburg defender Soyuncu and Dinamo Zagreb's Benkovic

Leicester City are closing on deals for Freiburg defender Caglar Soyuncu and Dinamo Zagreb's Filip Benkovic.

The Mirror says the Foxes are closing in on deals to sign two centre-backs, ensuring they have sufficient cover if Manchester United come in for Harry Maguire.

Croatia Under-21 international Benkovic had his medical on Monday ahead of a £13.5m move from Dinamo Zagreb.

And the Foxes were on the verge of striking a deal worth £22.5m including add-ons for Freiburg's Turkish prospect Soyuncu.

The 22-year-old was linked with a move to Arsenal earlier this summer but at the time they were put off by his German club's £35m valuation.

Leicester are prepared to keep Maguire even if both deals get over the line.

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