Foxes to bag Baptiste in Jan

Leicester have apparently agreed a deal with Championship rivals Blackpool to sign Alex Baptiste in the January transfer window.

The Foxes have had an offer of 1million accepted by Blackpool for the 26-year-old defender, who has been a regular first-team pick this season.

Baptiste moved to Bloomfield Road in 2008 following a stint at Mansfield, where he started his career.

Leicester manager Nigel Pearson has already confirmed he plans to strengthen his squad next month, having also agreed a deal in principle for West Brom striker Chris Wood to join for an undisclosed fee.