Leicester City line up loan deal for Manchester United's Ritchie De Laet - report

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Leicester City plan to snap up Manchester United defender Ritchie De Laet on loan once his one-month spell with Sheffield United ends, according to the Daily Mirror.

De Laet, 21, has excelled across the Pennines and Blades manager Gary Speed is determined to extend his temporary deal or snap him up permanently.

Sir Alex Ferguson has no intention of recalling the Belgium international and wants him to gain first team experience in the Championship.

The arrival of Sven-Goran Eriksson is set to steal Sheffield United's thunder as he looks to drive his new side up the table.

He sees De Laet as the perfect player for his Leicester revolution and intends to convince the Premier League title challengers to do business.

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