Leicester City will take on French giants Paris Saint-Germain in Los Angeles in July as part of the International Champions Cup exhibition event, organisers confirmed on Tuesday.

The Premier League leaders, who are closing in on a fairytale title victory which would be arguably the greatest upset in English football history, will face the Ligue 1 champions on July 30.

The match in California will come three days after another ICC game in Los Angeles, when Liverpool take on Chelsea at the Pasadena Rose Bowl on July 27.

It is the third year in a row that the Rose Bowl has hosted pre-season exhibition matches featuring European clubs.

Manchester United played the Los Angeles Galaxy at the venue in 2014 before a crowd of more than 90,000 flocked to see Spanish giants Barcelona play the Major League Soccer side at the arena last year.

Organisers Relevent Sports also announced a match between Liverpool and Italian side AC Milan at San Francisco’s Levi’s Stadium, home of the San Francisco 49ers, on July 30.

Last year Manchester United played Barcelona at the same venue before a sell-out crowd of more than 68,000.

The 2016 International Champions Cup will run from July 23 to August 13 and will see matches played across the United States and other parts of the world.

A total of 10 international teams will take part, including Liverpool, Chelsea, Leicester, AC Milan, Inter Milan, Paris Saint-Germain, Barcelona, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and Celtic.

Injury setback for Immobile

On-loan Torino striker Ciro Immobile is set for a month on the sidelines with a thigh injury that could dent his chances of Euro 2016 selection.

Immobile was forced off during a 4-1 Turin derby defeat to Juventus on Sunday, ending his chances of playing in friendlies against Spain and Germany in the coming days having been named in Antonio Conte’s squad on Saturday.

Immobile underwent scans on Tuesday which revealed a “first grade lesion” in one of the tendons on his right thigh, according to a Torino statement.

It added: “The prognosis is around 30 days.”

Immobile is owned by Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund, who sent him on loan to Sevilla for a season last term and then back to Torino, where he played in the 2013-2014 season, last January for another loan spell.

As well as missing international fixtures, Immobile, who has scored five league goals since January, will miss upcoming Serie A games with Inter Milan, Atalanta, Bologna and Roma.

Torino sit 14th in Serie A, 37 points behind leaders and city rivals Juventus and five points above the relegation zone.

By AFP

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