Leicester close on Hamer

Sky Sports understands Leicester City are closing in on the signing of Charlton goalkeeper Ben Hamer.

Hamer is out of contract at The Valley and has yet to agree terms on a new deal.

The 26-year-old has impressed at Charlton since joining the club from Reading in the summer of 2011 and has established himself as one of the best young keepers outside the Premier League.

Premier League new-boys Leicester are now hoping to capitalise on Hamer's status as a free agent by luring him to the King Power Stadium.

Leicester are in the market for goalkeeping reinforcements, with doubts surrounding the future of Kasper Schmechiel, who has yet to agree a new deal and is out of contract this summer.

Foxes boss Nigel Pearson is thought to be an admirer of Hamer and is keen to bring him in even if Schmeichel ends up staying at the club as Pearson looks to add depth to his squad for next season back in the Premier League.