Leicester City were dealt a blow when Brighton and Hove Albion informed them that they had rejected their £6.25m bid for striker Leonardo Ulloa. The Telegraph report at least three offers have now been rejected for the Argentine.
Leicester were promoted from the Championship as champions but feel Ulloa can bolster their attacking options. This comes after their bid for Cardiff City’s Fraizer Campbell collapsed with the Englishman’s £40,000-a-week wage demands deemed far too excessive.
Ulloa is 27 and has 23 goals in 50 league games for Brighton, after signing from Spanish club Almeria for £2m in January 2013. It is thought that The Seagulls are seeking £8m for the striker as Leicester weigh up an offer of £7.5m.
This deal would become Leicester City’s all-time transfer record which currently stands at £5m for Ade Akinbiyi in 1999. They would hope that this move wasn’t such a failure though with the one time Nigeria international only scoring 11 in 58 appearances for The Foxes.
By Gareth Thomas | July 11th, 2014