Rising Nigerian star Wilfred Ndidi has admitted that he could leave Belgium club Genk in January, with Leicester City expected to be his destination.
There has been ongoing speculation that Ndidi is wanted by Leicester boss Claudio Ranieri as the champions look for ways to try and improve their fortunes in the Premier League.
The player was quoted earlier this week as saying that his focus is on Genk and that he's looking forward to the next phase of their Europa League campaign, which resumes next year.
But, in a subsequent interview with a television channel, Ndidi has confessed that he could indeed be leaving Belgium in the weeks ahead, although he did not mention where he might continue his career.
"It's time to take time to take the next step," said the highly-rate 19-year old defensive midfielder.
"I need to make improvements, it will be a challenge. Let's wait till January and see what happens," he added.
Ndidi has been with Genk for two seasons, having arrived from Nigerian club Nath Boys of Lagos for about 80,000 pounds.
The speculated fee that the Foxes could pay for his services is a little under 20 million pounds.