SM Caen midfielder N'Golo Kanté is now keen to revive a move to the King Power stadium.
Kante had rejected a move to Leicester last week, insisting he only wanted to join Olympique Marseille. This was despite the Foxes tabling a fair superior deal.
But the midfielder has now had a change of mind, admitting: "The arrival of Ranieri at Leicester is an important factor."
Leicester have offered €9 million for Kante.