Leicester manager Nigel Pearson is confident of striking a loan deal for Sunderland forward Martyn Waghorn.
The 19-year-old has been made available for loan by Black Cats boss Steve Bruce and has trained with City this week.
Pearson said: "He's done very well. He's somebody who will come into the squad and hopefully have a very positive effect."
Waghorn made his Premier League debut for Sunderland against Manchester United in December 2007.
He spent two months on loan at Charlton in the Championship last season where he made seven appearances and scored one goal.