Claudio Ranieri will make £6million Ghana midfielder Daniel Amartey his second January signing over the next 24 hours, the UK newspaper Daily Mirror has reported.
The Leicester boss beat a host of rival clubs to the signing of Birmingham winger Demarai Gray earlier this month and he has now moved to further strengthen his shock title challengers.
The Foxes are level on points with Arsenal at the top of the Premier League after their 1-1 draw at Aston Villa on Saturday.
Leicester have agreed a fee for Amartey with his club, FC Copenhagen and are will now focus on completing the formalities.
Versatile Amartey, 21, is able to play in defence as well as midfield. He has won six international caps and has played 63 times for his club since joining them in 2014.