Leicester City are reportedly interested in signing Manchester City forward Kelechi Iheanacho this summer.
Iheanacho, 20, has been strongly linked with a move away from the Etihad Stadium over the last couple of weeks, with West Ham United, Crystal Palace and Everton all said to be interested in the Nigerian.
According to Sky Sports News, Leicester boss Craig Shakespeare is desperate to sign another striker ahead of the 2017-18 campaign, and has identified Iheanacho as the perfect player to complement Jamie Vardy in the final third of the field.
Iheanacho has scored 21 times in 64 first-team appearances for Man City, including seven goals in 29 matches last season.
The 10-time Nigerian international only started five Premier League matches under Pep Guardiola last term, however, and it is understood that Man City are prepared to sell ahead of the new campaign.
Iheanacho’s current contract runs until 2021 and Sky Sports News HQ understands City value him at £20m, Iheanacho featured 28 times for City last season, scoring seven goals.
However, he made just one start for City in 2017, with that appearance coming back on January 2 in the 2-1 win over Burnley.
Iheanacho joined City’s academy in 2014 and made his first-term debut in the 2-0 victory over Watford in August 2015.
He scored his first City goal on his second appearance for the club and went on to net a further 13 goals during the 2015/16 campaign, which included a hat-trick against Aston Villa in the FA Cup.
…Credits – Sky sports