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Leicester eye permanent transfer of Manchester City defender



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Leicester City are considering signing Callum Doyle from Manchester City next summer, after the defender’s impressive loan spell at the King Power Stadium.

The 20-year-old was one of four players to sign for Leicester City on loan last summer, as former Manchester City assistant manager Enzo Maresca replaced Dean Smith at the Midlands club, following the Foxes relegation.

Leicester are currently set for an immediate return to the top-flight, having moved 10 points clear of third-placed Southampton in the EFL Championship race for promotion.

Callum Doyle has featured in 12 matches for the Foxes since moving to the King Power Stadium from Manchester City on a season-long loan, with the centre-back making his Leicester City debut in September.

The defender had previously played for both Sunderland and Coventry City, helping the latter to the play-offs last season.

Doyle, who has represented England’s youth teams at recent tournaments, was handed an Under-21s call-up in September for a UEFA Euro qualifier against Luxembourg.

The 20-year-old is contracted at Manchester City until 2027 having penned a contract extension last year, however the centre-back could be set for a permanent exit from his boyhood club in 2024.

Doyle is one of two current loanees Leicester City are interested in signing permanently during the summer transfer window, with the Foxes potentially preparing a squad for Premier League football.

Maresca would like to bring both Doyle and Abdul Fatawu to the East Midlands on a permanent basis next summer, according to Rob Tanner of The Athletic.

Doyle is one of several Manchester City loanees who’s future will be subject to discussion over the coming months, with the likes of Taylor Harwood-Bellis, James McAtee and Liam Delap all currently on season-long loans.