Leicester reject Huddersfield's opening bid for Shinji Okazaki

Okazaki, 32, is out of contract at the end of the season and the Terriers desperately want to bolster their struggling attack.

The club are currently bottom of the Premier League, having scored just 13 goals in 21 this season.

Steve Mounie's strike in the 2-1 defeat to Burnley on January 2 was the first by a Huddersfield striker this season.

The Yorkshire side are eight points from safety, having won two games all season and lost their last five matches.

They also suffered a shock FA Cup third round defeat to Championship club Bristol City

The Terriers have already secured Jason Puncheon on loan from Crystal Palace and have let winger Rajiv Van La Parra move to Middlesborough for the rest of the season.

Okazaki, who has 116 caps and 50 goals for Japan, was a vital part of the Leicester side that won the Premier League in 2016.

That season he made 36 appearances and scored five goals in the league having joined from German club Mainz for £7million in 2015.

He has been forced to play a bit-part role this season due to injury and the form of others under Claude Puel.

He was subsituted at half-time in the shock FA Cup third round defeat to Newport County.

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