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Ranieri eyes reunion with former player

Claudio Ranieri has been linked with a move for Leicester right-back Danny Simpson.

That is according to The Daily Mirror who note that the former Manchester United trainee is out of contract with Leicester at the end of the season, and the club are yet to offer him a new deal.

The 32-year old played under the Italian during his time at The King Power Stadium, and was part of the team that won the Premier League in 2015 – 2016 season. However, like a number of players from that squad, like Shinzi Okazagi and even Jamie Vardy, he is finding it hard to play regularly under new manager Claude Puel, and he has seen his place taken in the starting order by Ricardo Pereira, a £20 million summer signing from Porto.

Ranieri is looking for leaders in the dressing-room as he attempts to steer the Cottagers away from the foot of the table, and believes Simpson is the type of character his side needs in their survival bid.