Yannick Bolasie
Yannick Bolasie, 26, has scored five goals in 26 league appearances for Crystal Palace this seasonGetty Images

Leicester City boss Claudio Ranieri has identified Yannick Bolasie and Troy Deeney as summer targets, as he sets about the task of bolstering his squad for Champions League football next season. Ranieri lifted the maiden top-flight title of his managerial career after Leicester's 3-0 win over Everton at the King Power Stadium on 7 May, and hailed the Foxes' fairytale season as "something special".

However, Sun on Sunday reports he has already started planning for next season's title defence and the prospect of a congested fixture list because of Champions League participation.

Congo international Bolasie, 26, has a contract with Crystal Palace until 2019, while Watford forward Deeney, 27, is contracted to Vicarage Road until 2020.

The Sun claims bringing the duo to the King Power Stadium will set Leicester back by at least £40m ($58m).

'Amazing moment'

Bolasie has scored five goals in 26 league appearances for Palace this season. He reportedly has his heart set on moving to one of the traditional big clubs, but could be persuaded by Ranieri to join the newly-crowned champions, the Sun says.

Deeney has netted 11 times in the league for Watford this campaign and was reported to be a £20m target for Arsenal in January.

Leicester fans fly champion's flag
Leicester City were 5,000-1 outsiders win the league this seasonGetty Images

Meanwhile, Ranieri highlighted the togetherness of Leicester's squad as a key factor in their maiden title triumph.

"I believe at the top it's important to have a very good owner after the players and manager," the Italian told Leicester's official website.

"[The players] work so hard and they are friends and I tried to blend them."

He added: "I was concentrated to be calm, but of course inside I am very happy. It's unbelievable.

"I think it was an amazing moment for me because I'm not the youngest and there is another test now. You are the champions of the Premier League and it's something special for everybody."

Leicester end their season with a trip to Stamford Bridge to face last season's champions, Chelsea.

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