Leicester City are the favourites to sign Pescara striker Gianluca Lapadula this summer, according to the Serie B club's president Daniele Sebastiani.
Lazio and Napoli are also interested in the striker, but Sebastiani has revealed that Premier League champions Leicester are currently at the head of the queue.
"[Lazio President Claudio] Lotito and [sporting director Igli] Tare made their interest in Lapadula clear to me in a recent meeting," Sebastiani told Radio Incontro Olmypia.
"Lazio are very much interested. They have been monitoring him for some time and they want [to buy] him. However the competition is fierce, both in Italy and abroad.
"Juventus, who have already acquired [Pescara's Rolando] Mandragora, Napoli and above all Leicester are on the hunt for our striker. At the moment [Claudio] Ranieri's side are decisively ahead, even if, as has happened with [Marco] Verratti in the past, I would not like to see Lapadula play and succeed in a top European club rather than in a top Italian club."
Leicester won their first top-flight title in the club's 132-year history with two games of the season left.