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Leicester make double swoop

Published 03/08/2015

Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri, pictured, has made N'Golo Kante his first signing as boss
Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri, pictured, has made N'Golo Kante his first signing as boss

Leicester have snapped up defender Yohan Benalouane from Atalanta.

The 28-year-old has signed a four-year deal to become the Foxes' second signing of the day after N'Golo Kante joined from Caen.

"Defender Yohan Benalouane has completed a move to Leicester City on a four-year deal subject to international clearance and Premier League and FA approval," the club said in a statement.

Tunisia international Benalouane has moved for an undisclosed fee and becomes the club's fifth signing of the summer.

He started his career at St Etienne before moving to Italy in 2010, when he signed for newly promoted Cesena in Serie A.

He moved to Parma in 2012 before a switch to Atalanta in January 2014 and joins midfielder Kante to become Ranieri's second signing since being appointed last month.

Kante comes in on a four-year deal for an undisclosed fee t o fill the gap left by Esteban Cambiasso after he decided not to renew his contract with the Foxes.

The 24-year-old joined Caen from US Boulogne in 2013 and helped them to promotion from Ligue 2 a year later and played 37 times, scoring twice, in Ligue 1 last season.

The pair join Robert Huth, Christian Fuchs and Shinji Okazaki in signing at the King Power Stadium this summer and they could make their debuts in Saturday's Barclays Premier League opener at home against Sunderland.

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