Celtic’s chances of signing Filip Bekovic this summer may have been given a boost by Leicester City’s pursuit of Lewis Dunk, as they seek a potential replacement for Harry Maguire.

According to TEAMtalk, the Foxes have agreed a £30million deal with Brighton for the defender, meaning they could be open to allowing Benkovic to leave this summer. 

The 21-year-old impressed for the Hoops during his loan last season, making 30 appearances in all competitions despite being ruled out for over a month with an ankle injury, and scoring twice in the league.

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The Hoops are understandably eyeing a move for the centre-back once again this summer, and the Foxes’ pursuit of Dunk could result in Leicester allowing Benkovic to leave the club. 

The defender is currently away on international duty with Croatia’s Under-21 side, as they prepare to kick off their U21 European Championship campaign against Romania next Tuesday, before facing France and England respectively in the group stages.

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