The Belgium international is a summer target for Brendan Rodgers’ side after an impressive spell with the Serie A side.
Il Secolo XIXreports that Samp are prepared to sell the 25-year-old this summer to raise funds, and believe that his omission from a training match on Monday was a sign of his impending exit.
The Foxes face stiff competition from Milan for his signature, as the San Siro club appointed former Sampdoria coach Marco Giampaolo earlier this summer.
Giampaolo wants to bring the Belgian with him to theRossoneri, but is waiting on the sales of players like Suso or Gianluigi Donnarumma before a deal can be struck.
In order to intercept Milan’s advances, the Foxes are understood to be offering double Praet’s current earnings.
Leicester also hope that the prospect of starring in the Premier League can tempt Praet, but the Belgian is not fully convinced as he ponders his next move.
The former Anderlecht midfielder made 34 Serie A appearances under Giampaolo last season, scoring two goals and providing three assists.