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Ranieri: Leicester is tracking Serie B star Lapadula

Pescara Calcio v Vicenza Calcio - Serie B

PESCARA, ITALY - FEBRUARY 12: Gianluca Lapadula of Pescara Calcio celebrates after scoring the goal 1-1 during the Serie B match between Pescara Calcio and Vicenza Calcio at Adriatico Stadium on February 12, 2016 in Pescara, Italy. (Photo by Giuseppe Bellini/Getty Images)

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Leicester City may have won the 2015-16 Premier League crown but the team has its sights set on a player that could bolster their squad come next season.

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Manager Claudio Ranieri has confirmed that the team is actively pursuing Serie B star Gianluca Lapadula of Pescara.

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Ranieri told Gazzetta dello Sport:

“We’re looking at players in Italy. Lapadula is a good player. We’ve been following him for some time,” Ranieri said.

The 26-year-old striker leads the Italian second flight with 24 goals in 38 matches this season. Lapadula is attempting to guide his Pescara side to promotion into Serie A, and will likely be involved in the league’s playoff to determine the third team that will make the jump to the top division.

Throw this guy in with double-digit goalscorers Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez and you’ll surely have something fun to watch on Saturdays next season.

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