Super Eagles midfielder, Wilfred Ndidi underwent medicals on Monday at a private hospital in Belgium ahead of his £14 million January transfer move to English Premier League side, Leicester City.
The upcoming deal is subject to a work permit, it was also gathered, according to reports via British daily, Leicester Mercury.
Ndidi,19 who features for Genk in the Belgian top league will join compatriot, Ahmed Musa and become Leicester City's first signing of the new year if the move is completed.
It was also gathered that the Nigeria international, 19, has agreed a five-year contract with Leicester.
Ranieri is also targeting a winger and another centre-half.