Leicester City remain in the hunt to sign Ben Gibson this summer, but appear unwilling to match Middlesbrough’s £25m valuation of the defender, reports the Sun.
Following Boro’s relegation to the Sky Bet Championship last season, a number of top-flight clubs have shown an interest in Gibson, with many put off by the extortionate asking price.
Central defence is an area that Leicester are keen to strengthen this summer, and have already signed Hull City’s Harry Maguire, who cost the Foxes a reported £17m.
Leicester are prepared to wait before making a move for the 24-year old.
There is still a chance Gibson will opt to remain with Boro in the Championship, with the club reluctant to sell one of their star men, and any potential transfer is likely to take place later this summer.
Gibson was a shining light in Boro’s single season back in the top-flight, featuring in 41 fixtures across all competitions and making 38 appearances in the Premier League.
The centre-half also earned international recognition, and received a call-up to the England senior squad for the first time in his career – although he is yet to earn his first cap under Gareth Southgate.
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