Leicester City sign Dean Hammond from Saints

Leicester City have signed Southampton midfielder Dean Hammond on a two-year deal for an undisclosed fee.

Hammond, 30, spent four years at St Mary's and captained the club during the 2010-11 season when they won promotion from League One.

He spent some of last season on loan at Brighton having struggled to break into the team following promotion to the Premier League.

"Southampton FC thanks Dean for his service," said a club statement.