Fulham striker Diomansy Kamara is wanted on loan by big-spending Leicester – as Sven Goran Eriksson takes a new gamble on winning promotion.

The Senegalese star is out of Mark Hughes’ side and available, with the Foxes talking about taking him or the rest of the season and picking up his £24,000-a-week wages.

Kamara would be interested in the deal too after having previous experience in the Championship with West Brom – and Eriksson thinks his goals would give his team a final push.

Leicester are still outside the top six despite some heavy spending but landing Kamara ahead of some of their promotion rivals would be a major coup.

Eriksson’s side got back on the rails by beating Scunthorpe United last weekend but their shortage of goals in other games has cost them a play-off place – with a push on to sign Kamara in the next few days.