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Leicester City's foray into the Champions League three seasons ago seemed like a moment to cherish for the Foxes that might never happen again.

They marched on to the quarter finals under caretaker boss Craig Shakespeare but the club has been steered in the right direction in recent years and under Brendan Rodgers it looks like European football could soon return to the King Power.

This season's start to the Premier League campaign has been more than impressive and the Foxes are currently fourth in the standings and only two points behind Pep Guardiola's Manchester City.

Should the division reach it's climax tomorrow, Leicester would not only be back in Europe but back in the Champions League, world football's glamour competition.

And a competition that could soon be back on free-to-air television in the United Kingdom.

According to a report by the Times, ITV Sport are prepared to mount 'a serious challenge' to bring it back to terrestrial television for the 2021-22 season.

Currently, the Champions League is only available on BT Sport who tabled a successful £1.18 billion bid to land the rights to the competition at the last rights auction and ITV will have to go one better if they are to bring the competition back into more living rooms than ever before.

The report claims that ITV will not be able to afford exclusive coverage of the competition but could table a shared bid with Sky Sports, which is how the tournament was shown until 2015.