English Premier League champions Leicester City are in advanced talks with Genk over a £14m deal for Nigeria defender Wilfred Ndidi.
Leicester are looking to strengthen their squad following a disappointing campaign in the Premier League this season and could make Ndidi their first capture of the January transfer window.
Claudio Ranieri’s men are two points above the bottom three.
According to the Telegraph, negotiations are ongoing between the two clubs but Leicester are confident of signing the 19-year old in the new year in a deal which could rise to £16 million after instalments.
Ndidi can play in centre of defence or as a midfielder in front of the back four.
The former Nigeria youth international is a popular figure in Belgium following a string of impressive displays for Genk.
His arrival will increase the number of Nigerians at the club to two with winger Ahmed Musa already part of the squad.