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Transfer eadline day at Leicester City

Transfer eadline day at Leicester City

Silva left the Portuguese national team in a hurry, flying to England for talks as Leicester put the finishing touches to Drinkwater's move to the champions.

SPORTING CP confirm that they have sold midfield ace Adrien Silva to Leicester, but the deal is awaiting English FA approval.

However the transfer - which was agreed on Thursday - remains subject to worldwide clearance approval.

A deal was struck with the Portuguese club, and with the 28-year-old, before Thursday's 23:00 BST transfer deadline.

Leicester are understood to be confident their paperwork is in order with the FA, while Sporting released a statement on Friday confirming the deal, providing Federation Internationale de Football Association give the green light. He is a product of Sporting's academy in Portugal.

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The 28-year-old, a Euro 2016 victor with Portugal, has scored 32 goals in 136 league appearances during his six years with Sporting.

France-born midfielder has been signed in a club-record £22m deal.

Although Drinkwater departed, another hero of their title win - 2015-16 PFA Player of the Year Riyad Mahrez - remains at the King Power Stadium.

He is the seventh signing for Leicester after Vicente Iborra Sevilla, Harry Maguire and Eldin Jakupovic from Hull City, George Thomas from Coventry City, Kelechi Iheanacho from Manchester City and Aleksander Dragovic from Bayer Leverkusen (on loan).


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