Leicester to make first signing of the season TODAY

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Portuguese international having a medical in Leicester this afternoon

Foxes target Ricardo Pereira is today in Leicester having a medical, where he will sign a five-year deal shortly.

The very highly rated right-back was flown into England this morning and will be a City player by this afternoon.

The Portuguese international has been Porto’s best player this season, guiding them to the title of Primeira Liga.

Ricardo Pereira signed for Nice under Claude Puel

Pereira (24), played under Puel while at French side Nice and the connection is said to be a deciding factor to join the East Midlands club.

Ricardo Pereira celebrates scoring a goal for Portugal

Leicester wanted to complete the signing before the World Cup, to fight away any potential competitors fighting for his signature.

Porto did not want to let Pereira leave, however are happy with the fee as Pereira only had one year left on his contract.

Ricardo Pereira will sign on a five year deal on £60k per week with a transfer fee of €21m plus a further €4-5m in bonuses.

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