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Leicester backed to land Nice winger Ben Arfa

Leicester City look likely to acquire the services of Hatem Ben Arfa, according to Lyon president Jean Michel Aulas.

Get French Football has reported that Aulas told Canal+ he expects the Nice winger to join the Premier League champions this summer.

29-year-old Ben Arfa is being linked wth Southampton, Sevilla and former club Lyon but Aulas is of the belief that Claudio Ranieri's Foxes will win the race for his signature.

A Tweet on GFFN read: "Lyon President Jean Michel Aulas reveals that he has been told that Leicester City are in the lead to sign Hatem Ben Arfa."

It is understood that Ben Arfa wants a three-year deal and a signing on fee of £6.5million but Leicester will land him on a free transfer as his contract with Nice expires at the end of June.

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