Leicester City are believed to have lodged a £10m bid for Chile international Charles Aranguiz.
The midfielder, who plays for Brazilian club Internactional, has reportedly attracted plenty of attention following his exploits in helping his country win the Copa America on home soil earlier this summer.
Chelsea, Bayer Leverkusen and Marseille have all been linked with the 26-year-old, but The Sun suggests that the Foxes are the frontrunners for his signature after making their interest official.
Former Blues manager Claudio Ranieri is looking to strengthen his midfield upon taking over at the King Power Stadium, having failed to persuade Esteban Cambiasso to sign a new contract.
Arganuiz also represented Chile at the 2014 World Cup, scoring in their 2-0 group-stage win over Spain and from the penalty spot in the shootout defeat to hosts Brazil in the last 16.
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