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Leicester close on Fanni

Sky sources understand France international Rod Fanni is edging closer to a move to Leicester City after flying to England for talks with Nigel Pearson’s side.

Fanni - capped five times by France - could train with Leicester this week after being deemed surplus to requirements by his current side Marseille.

The former Rennes defender is thought to be on high wages at the Stade Velodrome with Marseille keen to move the 32-year-old on.

Leicister, who are also keen on former Inter midfielder Esteban Cambiasso, are understood to be keen to thrash out a deal for the right back over the next 48 hours.

Fanni did not feature in Marseille's squad for the 2-0 defeat at home to Montpellier on Sunday.