Mainz forward Shinji Okazaki is likely to join Premier League side Leicester City as reports claim that both the sides have started discussion over the possible move.
Sky Sports revealed earlier today that both the sides were in talks over the possible move of attacker Shinji Okazaki from German side Mainz to English outfit Leicester City.
The 28-year-old striker has been superb for the German side, he has netted 23 goals in 49 games for the Bundesliga outfit since his move from VfB Stuttgart in 2013.
Mainz are demanding £8million for their star man, however Leicester are not meeting their demands. Reports have claimed that they have offered around £6million.
Okazaki is an underrated player, he has also proved himself at international level, scoring 41 in 85 games for Japan. He is currently on international duty for Asian Cup in Australia.
With Sky sources further reporting that the English outfit are getting closer despite of their less fee demands and the player is likely to join them this month.
Leicester have already sealed Andrej Kramaric deal from HNK Rijeka as FA endorsed their application of work permit for the Croatian attacker few days ago. He is likely to seal his move in the coming days.
Collumnist: Simon Oates