Leicester 'are ready to join Arsenal in the race to sign Rennes star Ismaila Sarr' this summer.
The 21-year-old winger has attracted a lot of attention around Europe following a sterling campaign in France
and could leave Rennes in the summer with speculation around his future mounting.
Sarr, who netted 12 times and laid on a further 11 assists in all competitions last season, is wanted by Arsenal having impressed boss Unai Emery during their Europa League
clashes earlier this year.
ISMAILA SARR 18-19 STATS
Arsenal reportedly made contact with Rennes about signing the player back in March and it is believed the French club will hold out for a figure around the £25million mark.
However, Emery, who is keen to bolster his attack with a pacey winger this summer, is likely to face competition for Sarr's signature with Leicester also interested.
A source close to Sarr revealed Leicester are the only other English club to have expressed firm interest in the player.
The insider told Senegalese media
: 'Leicester, Roma and AC Milan are the three clubs that have shown genuine interest in signing Ismaila.
'He has been linked with moves to Arsenal and Liverpool. But I have not heard any news from either of these two clubs.'
Sarr, who netted the crucial spot-kick to hand Rennes victory over PSG in the French Cup final last month, is tied down to the French club until 2021. He joined from Metz in 2017 in a £15m move.