LEICESTER have agreed a £45million deal for Brighton defender Lewis Dunk.
The Seagulls centre-back is set to replace Harry Maguire, who is heading to Manchester United in a world-record £80m swoop.
Brendan Rodgers has been targeting Burnley’s James Tarkowski and Dunk as possible replacements for Maguire.
And SunSport understand that it is the Seagulls star who is set to fill the shoes of the Foxes centre-back at King Power Stadium.
Dunk, 27, has spent his whole career at Brighton – barring a one-year loan spell at Bristol City in 2013.
He made 38 appearances for the Amex outfit last season, scoring two goals.
Meanwhile, United have won the race for Maguire, 26, beating their bitter rivals City to his signature.
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The Red Devils will pay Leicester £60m for the Foxes star, 26, with an extra £20m available in add-ons.
And that will see him become the world’s most expensive defender, topping the £75m Liverpool forked out on Virgil van Dijk, 28, in 2018.
That comes just a few days after Maguire angrily accused Leicester of pricing him out of his mega move.