Claudio Ranieri has targeted freescoring Pescara striker Gianluca Lapadula as he plans for next season.

Fresh from leading Leicester to the title, the Champions’ boss has had 26-year-old Lapadula watched with a view to a possible summer transfer.

Spurs are also keen on the Italian marksman who has netted 24 times for his Serie B side this season - including six in six before this weekend.

Pescara are aware of Leicester’s interest. President Daniele Sebastiani said on Friday: “I received a phone call from Claudio Ranieri some time ago, before Leicester were crowned Premier League champions.