​Highly-rated Birmingham City winger Demarai Gray has plumped for Leicester City ahead of a string of Premier League clubs, according to ​the Mirror.


Gray is reportedly wanted by a number of top-flight sides, including Bournemouth, Southampton, Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur.


However, the 19-year-old, who has a £3.75m January release clause in the Blues contract he agreed last summer, is said to be en route to the King Power Stadium.

Gray allegedly turned down an approach from Leicester during the previous transfer window, believing he would find first team opportunities hard to come by.


But the Mirror report claims the Foxes are ready to draft him into their first team set up immediately and that formal talks with the player are expected soon.


Speaking about Gray's potential exit last week, Birmingham manager Gary Rowett suggested a sale could be beneficial to the Championship club.


"I see it as a win-win for everybody and I think that’s how we’ve all got to view it," he said.


"Should this be the window that the right Premier League club comes up for Dimmy - and it’s something that’s attractive for him and the finances work for the club - then within that, it would give us some money to go and build a little bit again."


Gray burst onto the scene last season as an 18-year-old, scoring six goals and assisting another two as the Blues finished 10th in the second tier.

For all the hype, though, the England Under-20 international

has struggled to replicate his early form, managing only one goal and an assist so far in 2015-16.


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