Leicester City are ahead of other Premier League clubs in the race to sign Super Eagles striker Kelechi Iheanacho from Manchester City, The Guardian has claimed.
The England-based outlet reported on Thursday night that the 2015/2016 champions are putting together a financial package of around £25m to purchase the Nigerian.
Iheanacho, 20, scored 21 goals from 64 games for Manchester City despite the majority of those appearances being from the bench.
He has been rarely given a start under Pep Guardiola, starting only five Premier League matches last season after the Spaniard took over from Manuel Pellegrini as manager.
Iheanacho is effectively City’s third-choice striker behind Sergio Agüero and Gabriel Jesus and the Nigerian will be hopeful of more playing time at Leicester.
Leicester manager Craig Shakespeare has already signed Harry McGuire from Hull City and Vicente Iborra from Sevilla for a combined £29m.
Leicester, where Iheanacho’s compatriots Wilfred Ndidi and Ahmed Musa currently play, however face competition from West Ham and Crystal Palace for the youngster’s services.