Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson believes the newly-promoted side still have a good chance to lure midfielder Esteban Cambiasso to the King Power Stadium.
The Argentine, who left Internazionale at the end of last season, is reportedly one of a three players on the club’s transfer wish list, and understandably so.
Through two weeks, the Foxes (0-1-1) are in 16th-place in the English Premier League table, having earned a 2-2 draw against Everton in gameweek one.
The next league match on schedule for Leicester is at Arsenal on Sunday, and Pearson hopes the club will have strengthened in some way before then.
“Cambiasso is still a possibility. There’s been progress over the weekend so I’m more hopeful than I was on Friday and Saturday but until there is a definitive answer I’m loath to talk too much.
“But I am hopeful it can be done in next couple of days.
“We’ve been trying to do business and it has not materialised so far. But hopefully this week we can still do business and bring players in we want to bring in.
“I recognise there is a need for added numbers and we have to do that in this window. There are subtle differences this year to last year.
“We’ve been very positive but it is nice to have different options.
“Two or three hopefully is the aim. It would be nice to be able to achieve that.”
Cambiasso tallied four goals and two assists in 32 Serie A starts for Internazionale last term.
Now then, in other news, versatile Chile international Gary Medel has revealed he is delighted to have joined the Nerazzurri from Cardiff City this summer.
“I am very happy to be here, I thank the club and my team-mates who have welcomed me very well,” Medel said.
“There were other teams interested in me, but I always wanted Inter Milan. I hope to help make history with Inter and to win so much with this shirt.”
Medel, who represented Chile at the World Cup finals in Brazil earlier this summer, can play centre-back, central midfielder and right-back and will surely prove to be a fantastic signing for the club.
He joins new arrivals Dani Osvaldo (on loan from Southampton), Dodô (on loan from Roma), Nemanja Vidic and Yann M’Vila at the San Siro.
When informed he was signed to replace a legend, Cambiasso, and asked whether he and M’Vila could play together, Medel told the press, “I’ve not come here to replace anyone, I’m here to show what I can do. M’Vila is a great player and it’s nice to have him in our squad. Competition for places is good for the team and our style of play.”