Last Updated: 13/01/20 12:48pm
Leicester have ended their interest in Juventus’ Merih Demiral after the defender suffered a knee ligament injury on Sunday.
The centre-back, who Leicester had looked at as a possible loan signing, will have surgery on the anterior cruciate ligament he damaged during Juventus’ 2-1 win over Roma, in which he had scored the opening goal.
Demiral could now miss the rest of the season for the Serie A side, having played just seven times since joining from Sassuolo in July.
The 21-year-old had also reportedly been the subject of a failed £34m bid from Borussia Dortmund.
He is predominantly a centre-back but can also play at right-back.
Leicester have largely relied on Jonny Evans and Caglar Soyuncu in the centre of defence this season, with the pair making 52 appearances between them in all competitions.
They have helped the Foxes earn the joint second-best defensive record in the Premier League, conceding just 21 goals in 22 games.
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