FOXES IN HUNT FOR CARROLL AGAIN
By Peter O`Rourke
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The Foxes had a bid turned down for the highly-rated stopper before they signed Simon Royce from Charlton in the summer, but Filbert Street boss Peter Taylor is believed to be keen to push a deal through for the player before the transfer deadline.
The £2 million rated Northern Ireland international has attracted the interest of both Liverpool and Celtic, but The Latics have been keen to hold onto him as they fight for promotion to Division One.
A move away from the JJB Stadium seems imminent for Carroll, and they have signed a ready made replacement in Italian Rafele Nuzzo on loan for the rest of the season.
One player definitely leaving the JJB Stadium is Paul Mitchell, who has joined Halifax Town on loan for the rest of the season.
Meanwhile Leicester have admitted that they have received a number of enquiries for defender Phil Gilchrist but no firm bids for the former Oxford United ace.
Division One promotion hopefuls West Bromwich Albion have failed in two bids to sign the powerful central defender and they could be one of the clubs making new moves for the player.
The Foxes will be keen to hold onto the player, as Gerry Taggart is currently sidelined with injury, and Gilchrist took his place in the side for last weekend's defeat to Manchester United.