Eldin Jakupovic on cusp of Leicester City move

Hull City goalkeeper Eldin Jakupovic is on the verge of sealing a move to Leicester City after he was allowed to travel to Hong Kong to complete the necessary formalities.

The one-time Switzerland international featured in 22 games for the Tigers last season, but he was unable to prevent their drop to the Championship after they finished 18th in the league standings.

The 32-year-old is expected to undergo a series of medical tests in the Far East before officially becoming a Foxes player later this month. Leicester are due to take on West Bromwich Albion in the Premier League Asia Trophy in midweek, but it is highly unlikely that he will take part in the pre-season friendly.

Ron-Robert Zieler was sold to Stuttgart for £3.5m earlier in the transfer window, and the Foxes have found themselves an efficient replacement with Jakupovic costing just £2m from Championship side Hull. Jakupovic got his chance to impress at the KCOM Stadium last term, but he will have to adjust to a backup role to Kasper Schmeichel, whose future has also been into question in recent weeks.

Schmeichel continues to be linked with a shock move to Manchester United - a club where his father Peter made his name, but the deal is hugely dependent on David de Gea's situation at Old Trafford. Jakupovic becomes the Foxes' third signing of the summer transfer window and the second from the Yorkshire club following the arrival of defender Harry Maguire for £17m.

The former Premier League champions have also signed Sevilla's midfield captain Vicente Iborra, who is likely to add the steely resolve which the Foxes have lacked since the departure of N'Golo Kante to Chelsea last summer. As things stand, Jakupovic could be in line to make his debut against Luton when Leicester return home after their Asia trip.