According to a report from Sky Sports this evening, Leicester City have agreed a deal in principle to sign striker Kelechi Iheanacho from Premier League rivals Manchester City.
20-year-old Nigerian international Iheanacho has long been linked with a departure from the Etihad, with the arrival of Gabriel Jesus at the club earlier this year pushing the youngster further down the attacking pecking order behind the Brazilian and fellow South American superstar Sergio Aguero.
With this in mind, several Premier League clubs have been in contact with the Citizens regarding Iheanacho, with West Ham United and Leicester City having been battling it out as the main contenders for the striker’s signature.
Deal close – And, according to the aforementioned report from Sky Sports, it is Craig Shakespeare’s Leicester who have won the race for the in-demand goalscorer, with the Foxes having ‘agreed a deal in principle’ with Manchester City this evening.
Though no fee has been revealed as of yet, it is thought that a deal is in place between the clubs for around £25 million, with official confirmation of the agreement expected over the coming days.