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Leicester snap-up Timothy Castagne in £21.5m transfer from Atalanta as Ben Chilwell replacement on five-year deal

LEICESTER have reportedly completed the signing of Atalanta defender Timothy Castagne for £21.5million.

Although primarily a right-back, the 24-year-old can also play on the left side and could be the replacement for Ben Chilwell.

The England star joined Chelsea for £50m earlier last week.

Castagne is the Foxes first signing of the summer, with the Belgian agreeing a five-year deal at the King Power, according to journalist Kristoff Terreur.

Tottenham were linked with Castagne earlier this season, but their interest has cooled after signing Matt Doherty from Wolves.

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Castagne featured 33 times for Atalanta in Serie A last season, scoring three times. He has also played seven times for Belgium.

And Castagne's signing could lead to a flood of new faces coming through Leicester's door.

SunSport excluisvely revealed how boss Brendan Rodgers is keen on another link-up with Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard.

Rodgers splashed out £9m to sign Edouard for Celts in 2018 and remains an admirer.

A Foxes scout was at Tannadice to watch the Hoops against Dundee United on Saturday.

Everton and Leeds spies were also in attendance, but there is widespread interest in Edouard.

Aston Villa, Newcastle and Crystal Palace are all in the hunt.

And the former PSG kid’s head could be turned by the prospect of a massive wage increase in the world’s biggest league.

And there are reports in France that Leicester officials have begun talks for Monaco defender Fode Ballo-Toure.

The 23-year-old is also a left-back and is believed to be on Manchester United's radar too.

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