Leicester City braced as Premier League rival to 'step up' Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall transfer hope

Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall of Leicester City lifts the Championship trophy
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Brighton intend to ‘reignite’ their interest in Leicester City’s crown jewel Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall.

That’s according the The Telegraph who say the Seagulls want to strengthen Fabian Hürzeler’s squad and do so by returning for a player in whom they showed interest in January.

City rebuffed any suggestion of a £30million deal back then and the home-grown midfielder stayed to spearhead the club’s return to the Premier League.

However, Brighton have retained their interest and the report says they are ready to ‘step up’ their attempt to lure him to The Amex.

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Steve Cooper would likely hope the 25-year-old will be a key part of the side he has inherited from Enzo Maresca, while the player has three years left on his current contract meaning the Foxes are in a strong position.

Dewsbury-Hall finished the Championship campaign with 12 goals and 14 assists, one of three players to reach double figures for both, alongside Southampton’s Adam Armstrong and Norwich’s Gabriel Sara.

Cooper’s predecessor spoke about Dewsbury-Hall at the end of the campaign – and before he headed off to Chelsea. Asked about the possibility of having to sell such players to balance the Profitability & Sustainability calculation he said: “]“I don’t care about this (selling players for financial reasons). If we lose important players, it’s important that we bring in important players. It’s not a problem if we need to sell players to solve any problems. But it’s important that we can then bring players in.

“He got injured in the celebrations after the Preston match! But for sure he will be available for next season, hopefully with us. We didn’t talk about it (his future) yet. Most of the clubs are still busy. The Premier League is still playing so clubs are still thinking about how they finish and how they want to start. We’ll see.”

Dewsbury-Hall as also been linked with Tottenham where he could be reunited with former team-mate James Maddison.

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