Leicester City starlets Jeffrey Schlupp and Harry Panayiotou set to go out on loan
Promising young Leicester City strikers Jeffrey Schlupp and Harry Panayiotou look set to go out on loan at the start of the season.
Clubs are reportedly lining up to acquire the services of the emerging talents.
Schlupp is wanted by Championship rivals Watford, Crystal Palace and Charlton, plus League One side Sheffield United, while Panayiotou is also attracting attention.
Schlupp is highly rated by City boss Nigel Pearson as a promising prospect but, after undergoing knee surgery at the end of last season, the 19-year-old will need first-team games and a loan move looks his best option.
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Charlton manager Chris Powell knows Schlupp well from his time as a coach at City, and Blades boss Danny Wilson is also a long-time admirer.
It is understood Wilson made an enquiry about taking the Ghana international on loan last season.
Watford and Crystal Palace have also expressed an interest in taking Schlupp, but Pearson may be reluctant to allow the striker to join a Championship rival.
Schlupp had a successful loan spell at Brentford at the end of the 2010-11 season, scoring six goals in 10 games and helping the Bees to reach the Johnstone's Paints Trophy final at Wembley.
He signed a new contract at City in March 2011.
Schlupp marked his first competitive senior appearance for City last season with a hat-trick against Rotherham in the first round of the League Cup in August, becoming the first Leicester player to do so since 1945.
He went on to make 20 appearances for City last season, mostly as a substitute, scoring six goals.
Panayiotou will also be much sought-after following his emergence in Pearson's first team last season.
The 17-year-old marked his debut on the final day of the season with the winner against Leeds at Elland Road to become the fifth-youngest scorer in City's history.
The Leicester-born striker is now set to go out on loan to gain more valuable first-team experience.
Meanwhile, Trabzonspor have revealed the details of the deal that has taken defender Sol Bamba from City to Turkey.
The Black Sea club announced on the Public Disclosure Forum that City will receive a £750,000 transfer fee for Bamba.
Bamba has signed a five-year contract worth in excess of five million Euros in total. The Ivory Coast International will earn 1.07m Euros in each of his first two seasons.
The 27-year-old centre-back will make 1.01m Euros in each of the following three years.