Leicester want to sign Kelechi Iheanacho from Man City

Kelechi Iheanacho in action during the UEFA Champions League Play-off Second Leg against Steaua Bucharest
Image: Manchester City forward Kelechi Iheanacho is wanted by Leicester

Leicester are interested in signing Kelechi Iheanacho from Manchester City, according to Sky sources.

Sky Sports News HQ understands manager Craig Shakespeare has prioritised the signing of a new striker this summer and has identified the Nigeria international as one of his top targets.

Iheanacho's current contract runs until 2021 and Sky Sports News HQ understands City value him at £20m.

Kelechi Iheanacho of Manchester City is challenged by Burnley's Michael Keane
Image: Iheanacho last appearance of the 2016-17 season came back in January

West Ham have already submitted a £20m bid for the 20-year-old, but City are yet to decide whether to accept the offer.

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.

Leicester fixtures 2017/18

Leicester fixtures 2017/18

Leicester will play four of last season's top six in their first six matches of the 2017/18 Premier League season.

Iheanacho joined City's academy in 2014 and made his first-term debut in the 2-0 victory over Watford in August 2015.

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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.

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