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Report: Rivals now want to sign £130k-a-week Premier League superstar wanted by Newcastle

OGC Nice are reportedly interested in signing Leicester City superstar Kasper Schmeichel, with the Danish international also believed to be on Newcastle United’s radar this…

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Leicester City’s Kasper Schmeichel celebrates at the end of the match (REUTERS)

OGC Nice are reportedly interested in signing Leicester City superstar Kasper Schmeichel, with the Danish international also believed to be on Newcastle United’s radar this summer.

According to L’Equipe, the French side are keen on signing the 35-year-old keeper after missing out on Yann Sommer, with Nice eager to bring in a top-class shot-stopper this summer as the Ligue 1 club have now shifted their attention to Schmeichel, who has been linked to Newcastle in recent weeks.

One of the Premier League’s most consistent performers, Schmeichel has been instrumental to Leicester’s rise as one of the most exciting teams in the division, with the veteran keeper also key to the Foxes’ 2016 title win, yet an exit could now be on the cards for the Dane.

With a reported £130,000-a-week contract, Schmeichel is one of Leicester’s highest-paid players, and with the keeper now 35, it makes sense why the club could be looking to move on the Premier League superstar, with Nice now looking to challenge Newcastle for the goalkeeper’s signature.

Indeed, the departure of Walter Benitez to PSV Eindhoven has left a huge hole in Lucien Favre’s Riviera side, with Nice on the lookout for a quality keeper to replace the Argentine, and signing Schmeichel could be an excellent move for the French club if they can lure the Leicester icon from the King Power.

After all, Schmeichel is a bonafide legend at Leicester and is regarded by many as one of the club’s most important players this century, and whilst the keeper might be in the final years of his career, Nice attempting to sign the Dane is a lot easier said than done.

Nice would have to offer Newcastle money to sign Schmeichel this summer

Leicester City’s Kasper Schmeichel during the press conference (REUTERS)

Schmeichel’s quality on the pitch might be showing signs of age, but the value the keeper has to Leicester is something that is hard to find at many top clubs in Europe, and for Nice, they would have to table an offer Newcastle’s new owners would be proud of if they’re to sign the shot-stopper this summer.

As we know, Schmeichel is a legend for Leicester, and even at 35 and with sky-high wages, the Foxes won’t let their star keeper and club captain leave for a small offer, meaning Nice could be stuffed in their new quest to replace Benitez this summer.
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