Leicester City submit offer for North Korean striker Jong Tae-Se - report

The ambitious Championship club are lining up a deal for another Japanese-born player, with Bochum's striker allegedly in their sights during the summer transfer window

Sven-Goran Eriksson's English Championship club Leicester City have reportedly made an offer for North Korean international striker Jong Tae-Se, according to Nikkan Sports.

Japan-born Jong, 27, is currently on the books of German 2.Bundesliga outfit VfL Bochum who fell narrowly short of promotion during the 2010-11 season.

According to Nikkan Sports, the Foxes have submitted an offer of approximately €750,000 to Bochum for Jong's services and are awaiting the German club's response.

Former Kawasaki Frontale striker Jong, who trialled with Blackburn Rovers in early 2010, scored 10 goals for Bochum during the 2010-11 campaign.

Eriksson is familiar with Jong after he coached Cote d'Ivoire against North Korea at the 2010 Fifa World Cup.

The Foxes, who have Thai owners, currently have another Japanese-born player on their books in Samurai Blue midfielder Yuki Abe.

Jong is currently back in Japan having undergone surgery on his right knee earlier this week.

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