​Premier League side Leicester City have come out as favourites to sign young talent George Hirst from Sheffield Wednesday.

Leicester have already had a £1m bid rejected by the Owls but are keen to land the 18-year-old this summer. 

Now, according to the ​Daily Mail, ​Leicester have made an improved offer, doubling their original bid to £2m - determined to lure him to the King Power Stadium.

George, son of Sheffield Wednesday legend David Hirst, is a top target for many clubs all over England. ​Arsenal, ​Manchester United, Everton and ​Newcastle have all shown an interest but it seems that Leicester are leading to the race to sign the youngster.

Hirst has already made his debut for ​Sheffield Wednesday following two substitute appearances during last year's campaign

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He also added to his ever-growing reputation during the Toulon tournament earlier this summer - which England won after beating Ivory Coast on penalties in the final - Hirst finished joint top goalscorer in the U18 tournament.

It remains to be seen whether Sheffield Wednesday will allow the Hirst to leave the club this summer but Leicester City are certainly not going to give up easily.