Leicester City plan for life in the Champions League as they target Fiorentina ace

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Having secured their spot in the Champions League for next season, Leicester City will now begin the process of bolstering their squad ahead of the summer.

After their 2-0 win over Sunderland on Sunday, the Foxes were mathematically assured a top-four finish in what has been a sensational season for the club thus far.

While they will hope to go on and now win their first ever Premier League title, they can be sure of a seat at the top table in Europe next season which will result in big European nights at the King Power Stadium and increased income.

However, they will have to improve and strengthen if they are to ensure that it won’t turn out to be too much for them to take on, and according to Sport Mediaset, as reported by Football Italia, their scouting network have been out in Europe this weekend.

Fiorentina playmaker Josip Ilicic was reportedly watched by Leicester City director of sport Jon Rudkin in his side’s 2-0 defeat to Empoli, with the 28-year-old falling short of his usual standards.

Ilicic has scored 12 Serie A goals in 25 games this season, and has established himself as a top player since arriving in Italy in 2010.

Whether or not he is talented enough to succeed in the Premier League and in the Champions League will be up for Leicester to evaluate, but on the face of it, he will add extra quality to Claudio Ranieri’s squad if they choose to sign him.

Leicester will arguably have a difficult time this summer in terms of identifying realistic transfer targets and signing them, whilst balancing the requirement to ensure that those individuals improve the squad significantly so that they can cope with the fixture list and opposition.

Based on Ranieri’s work so far this season, they will be confident of doing so. However, their work is not yet over as the Italian tactician will hope to lead them to an historic league title triumph before they have to worry about what next season holds.

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