Leicester boss Craig Shakespeare still hoping to add Kelechi Iheanacho to squad

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

Leicester City boss Craig Shakespeare is hopeful a deal to bring Kelechi Iheanacho to the club can be completed soon.

Sky Sports News reported earlier this month that a deal for the Manchester City striker had been 'agreed in principle' for a fee that could rise to £25m.

Finalisation of the deal was reportedly being held up by contractual issues, including the possibility of a buy-back clause and a dispute over Iheanacho's image rights.

With two weeks remaining until the Premier League season gets underway, Shakespeare admitted there was a deal of frustration, not just in getting an Iheanacho deal over the line but with the transfer market in general.

LEICESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 21:  Craig Shakespeare, manager of Leicester City applauds the fans at the end of the Premier League match between Leicester City
Image: Shakespeare admitted he is frustrated by how long the deal is taking to complete

Speaking to Sky Sports News after their 0-0 draw with MK Dons on Friday night, Shakespeare said of signing Iheanacho: "I'm hoping so, but I am like every other manager at the moment. I think we all find it frustrating but it is the current market.

"You saw with the Harry Maguire one, we got that done quick - when he is in the door we can announce it.

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"At the moment, of course, we are interested in players as most of the Premier League is, but you can see that clubs won't really talk about it until they are over the line."

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As well as Maguire, Shakespeare has been able to add midfielder Vicente Iborra and goalkeeper Eldin Jakupovic to his senior squad, as well as highly-rated Chester youngster Sam Hughes.

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