Leicester City want to bring Martin O'Neill back to the club.

The Mail on Sunday says despite boss Nigel Pearson continuing to make plans for next season, City's Thai owners are prepared to make a change after losing to Watford in the playoffs.

Mark Hughes and Neil Lennon were also on their radar but Stoke are talking to Hughes, while Lennon will not sacrifice another crack at the Champions League with Celtic for the move South.

O'Neill, sacked by Sunderland last season, is unsure about his next move, with Leicester, whom he managed for five years, looking to cut costs next season.