Leicester have rejected a bid of £9m from Crystal Palace to sign Ghanaian international Jeffrey Schlupp, according to Sky sources.
Schlupp is out of favour at the King Power Stadium and has not been included in the 18-man squad for any of the champions’ last six Premier League matches.
Schlupp failed to make Ghana Coach Avram’s 23 man list the 2017 Nations Cup tournament to be held in Gabon.
That has alerted Palace boss Sam Allardyce, who it is believed has moved to make the Black Stars winger his first signing since being appointed at Selhurst Park.
Their first offer was around the same amount as Palace are now believed to be offering and although they raised the amount considerably, it still wasn’t enough.
That means the likelihood is the London side will have to increase what they are willing to pay significantly to have a chance of landing the winger.
Aston Villa are another side thought to be keen on Schlupp, who has made nine appearances for Leicester this season.