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Ndidi, who is absolutely pivotal to Brendan Rodgers’ plans, is said to be a target of Jose Mourinho’s as the Portuguese boss looks to land a defensive midfielder this summer.

The Hornets go into the match with only goal difference keeping them out of the relegation zone, whereas Leicester are flying high in third and look destined to qualify for next season’s Champions League.

Meanwhile, Unai Emery takes his side to the King Power Stadium aware that he must start to deliver more wins if he is to keep his job in the Gunners dugout

Leicester City play host to Manchester United this afternoon on the back of registering an impressive 1-1 draw at Liverpool earlier this week.

Following a host of industrious displays at the heart of City’s midfield, Ndidi, 21, currently tops both the Club’s and the Premier League’s overall tackling charts, making a brilliant 138 interventions to date.

They are determined to bring in a forward to fill the void left by Tosun without breaking the bank as the club is still operating under financial fair play regulations.

Musa has made just one appearance for Leicester so far this season and is yet to feature under Claude Puel who has gone out of his way to back Kelechi Iheanacho to make an impact for the Foxes in 2018, seemingly pushing Musa closer to the exit door.

The £16 million signing, who was a record buy in the summer of 2016 from CSKA Moscow, has fallen down the pecking order at the King Power Stadium and Puel admits he has too many forwards in his squad.

Dwight Gayle restored parity to his side before Ayoze Perez turned the ball into his own net with just four minutes left to play to hand Claude Puel’s men the maximum points.

The Nigeria international has struggled to break into the City side this season after his £25 million move from Manchester City in the summer and Puel admits he faces a lot of competition for a starting spot, especially as currently Puel is operating with just a lone striker.

Leicester opened scoring in style, with Gray gliding past Tom Davies, Idrissa Gueye and Wayne Rooney before setting up Riyad Mahrez, whose low pass across goal was drilled into the roof of the net by Vardy.

“I’m pleased to get on the scoresheet today (Tuesday),” Iheanacho reflected. “It was a great game and I’m happy to play 80 minutes and we’re happy to win the game and go to the next round.