Inter Milan midfielder Stefano Sensi could finalize his transfer to Leicester City in the next hours, according to the latest reports in the Italian press.

The 28-year-old joined the Nerazzurri from Sassuolo in the summer of 2019. However, his time at Appiano Gentile is apparently drawing to an end.

The Italian spent 18 months on loan between Sampdoria and Monza before rejoining Simone Inzaghi’s ranks in the summer.

However, he found himself at the bottom of the totem pole, with six midfielders ahead of him.

The injury-riddled player is now set to join Leicester City.

According to La Gazzetta dello Sport via FcInterNews, the parties could finalize the transfer in the next few hours.

The Foxes are currently leading the English Championship table and they expect to secure a swift return to the Premier League by the end of the campaign.

Leicester boss Enzo Maresca identified Sensi as the right profile to bolster his midfield ranks.

However, the pink newspaper notes that Inter may decide to postpone the operation amidst the midfield crisis ahead of the Fiorentina clash.

Nicolo Barella and Hakan Calhanoglu will both serve one-match bans, leaving Inzaghi with a limited number of choices.

Therefore, Sensi could delay his flight to England to cover for the all-important absentees.

Inter Milan Midfielder Stefano Sensi Edging Closer To Leicester City

The former Sassuolo man only made four appearances this season across all competitions, all of them coming off the bench.

The source reveals that the midfielder was about to enter the pitch during the Italian Super Cup final as a late replacement. Inzaghi reportedly identified him as one of his five penalty takers in the shootout.

Nevertheless, Lautaro Martinez settled the encounter with a last-gasp strike. Therefore, the Inter manager opted to introduce Yann Bisseck as an added defensive weapon rather than Sensi.

The midfielder remained on the bench, as has often been the case.