Leicester City in advanced talks to sign Manchester City striker Kelechi Iheanacho

Leicester City are on the verge of signing striker Kelechi Iheanacho from Manchester City in a deal worth £25million, ESPN FC reports.

The 20-year-old Nigerian has been linked with several Premier League sides, most commonly West Ham, but the Hammers have moved on to other targets and it is reported that Leicester are now in advanced negotiations to sign Kelechi.

Leicester boss Craig Shakespeare has been in search of a new attacker and sees the clinical Iheanacho as an ideal strike partner for Jamie Vardy next season.

Despite breaking into the first team under Manuel Pellegrini, Iheanacho has struggled for game time since the arrival of Pep Guardiola, and the signing of Gabriel Jesus pushed him further down the pecking order.

Recent reports have stated that one of City’s conditions for selling Iheanacho will be a buy-back clause to avoid a similar situation as Romelu Lukaku, who left Chelsea for £28million and is now are the centre of a £75million-plus duel between his former club and Manchester United.

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