Leicester confident of Tete deal

Leeds are chasing Tete
Leeds are chasing Tete / Catherine Steenkeste/GettyImages

Leicester remain confident they can win the race for his signature despite late interest from other clubs, including Leeds, 90min understands.

90min revealed in December that Tete, who is currently on loan with Lyon from Shakhtar Donetsk, was expected to leave France in the January transfer window, with Leicester among the sides to have held talks recently.

Lyon are prepared to cut ties with Tete early, with manager Laurent Blanc keen to move the team in a different direction away from a winger who sits second on both the club's scoring and assist charts this season.

Leicester remain confident they will secure Tete's signature, having held talks with both Lyon and Shakhtar recently, but Leeds have shown a late interest in taking the 22-year-old to Elland Road.

Sources close to Leicester have informed 90min the Foxes are still positive about their chances of landing Tete, however, and they plan to push ahead regardless of this late show of interest from Leeds.

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Elland Road officials have also knocked back an enquiry from Leicester over Jack Harrison, who Leeds are confident will sign a new contract to extend his stay at the club.