in the know
LEICESTER CITY could struggle to keep hold of goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel if they fail to win promotion to the Premier League.
Schmeichel was voted in the PFA team of the year and has only one more year left on his contract at the King Power Stadium.
The 26 year-old son of Manchester United legend Peter has been attracting the interest of Premier League scouts all season.
Schmeichel has been in superb form for the Foxes this season and is wanted by Wigan Athletic, West Ham United and Swansea City.
The Danish international is believed to be keen on playing in the Premier League next season but hasn’t discussed his future with Nigel Pearson.
The Foxes won’t want to lose him for nothing in 12 months time so will be keen for him to sign a new deal.
Schmeichel has Premier League experience from his time at Manchester City and wants to play against the biggest teams in the country.
Wigan will only be serious contenders if they win their fight against the drop while Swansea can offer European football next season.
Michael Laudrup could lose Dutch international Michel Vorm this summer and believes that the son of his friend is the right man for the job.
The Hammers are keen on either Schmeichel or Blackburn’s Jake Kean even though they have offered Jussi Jaaskelainan a new deal.
want to continue their recruitment with former Oxford United striker Tom Craddock.
Meanwhile, Millwall midfielder Therry Racon, who is out of contract at the Den this summer, interests Pompey. PLYMOUTH Argyle are eyeing a swoop on Devon rivals Torquay United for their out-of-contract leading scorer Rene Howe.
Howe, 26, who has scored 28 goals in his two seasons at Plainmoor is refusing to sign a new deal.
Argyle managed to find the net only 46 times this season as they avoided dropping into non-league football by one point.
Howe joined Torquay in July 2011 from Peterborough after starting his career in non-league football with Bedford Town and Kettering.
He netted 16 times for Torquay this season. Alan Knill is expecting him to move on and has earmarked Elliot Benyon to replace him.
Howe has also been watched by Yeovil Town boss Gary Johnson.