Sven-Goran Eriksson has hinted that Sol Bamba could be in line for a new contract at Leicester.

The City manager is considering rewarding the Ivory Coast international centre-back for his consistent performances this season.

Eriksson has been delighted with Bamba and believes he has been one of the best signings he has made during his time at the npower Championship club.

Bamba was linked with a move away from the midlands club during the summer, with reports suggesting several Premier League clubs were ready to swoop for the 26-year-old. But Eriksson has previously stated his desire to keep the crowd favourite.

"It has been discussed and there might be some improvement (to his contract)," Eriksson told the Leicester Mercury. "He has been very consistent. I have made many other good buys, but he is among my better buys, of course. If he goes on like this for the rest of the season, very good."

The Swede added: "Sometimes you are close to a heart attack when he wants to control the ball like Franz Beckenbauer, but I don't think he made any mistakes at all last Saturday. He was fantastic."