Leicester seal deal for defender Yohan Benalouane

Leicester have snapped up defender Yohan Benalouane from Atalanta.

The 28-year-old has signed a four-year deal to become the Foxes' second signing of the day after N'Golo Kante joined from Caen.

"Defender Yohan Benalouane has completed a move to Leicester City on a four-year deal subject to international clearance and Premier League and FA approval," the club said in a statement.

Tunisia international Benalouane has moved for an undisclosed fee and becomes the club's fifth signing of the summer.

Benalouane said Leicester paid €8 million to sign him and said he had no choice but to accept, though he would have preferred to have stayed in Bergamo.

However, Benalouane told Leicester's website that he was happy to join the Foxes.

"My first impression is very good," Benalouane said. "In this city and in England, the most important thing is football. I'm very happy to be here. I hope I can do my best in this team, because I'm very, very happy to be here.

"For me it's a new experience because it's different to Italy. When I was young, I liked England because I wanted to play in England for my experience.

"I'm very happy to be here. I hope I can do my best and use my experience in Italy. In Italy it's more tactical. If I give power and tactics to this team, I think I'll give something important."

He started his career at St Etienne before moving to Italy in 2010, when he signed for newly promoted Cesena in Serie A.

He moved to Parma in 2012 before a switch to Atalanta in January 2014 and joins midfielder Kante to become Ranieri's second signing since being appointed last month.

The pair join Robert Huth, Christian Fuchs and Shinji Okazaki in signing at the King Power Stadium this summer and they could make their debuts in Saturday's Premier League opener at home against Sunderland.