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Leicester drop interest in Robbie Brady

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Leicester City are prepared to end their pursuit of Norwich City midfielder Robbie Brady, after his club put a £20 million price tag on the player.

Brady lit up Euro 2016 while on duty for the Republic of Ireland, scoring twice for his country in important matches against Italy and France, which drew the attention of Premier League Champions Leicester.

However, Norwich, who were relegated from the English top-flight last season, have slapped a £20 million price tag on their player in an attempt to fend off interest from West Ham as well as the Foxes.

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The Hammers move to their new Olympic Stadium for the upcoming campaign and will be chasing European football under Slaven Bilic, who is aiming to turn West Ham into one of England's, and Europe's top clubs.

It's understood that Brady, who has two years left on his contract, would be interested in a move back to the Premier League. However, according to the Irish Mirror, the Canaries have already rejected a number of bids from Leicester, who may now look elsewhere as the 24-year-olds price has rocketed.

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The Irishman moved to Norwich from Hull City for £7 million in 2015, and has scored three goals in 36 appearances for the club. But with Brady preferring to play Premier League - and maybe even Champions League football next year - manager Alex Neil may have a battle on his hands to keep their midfielder this summer.

Meanwhile, Leicester are reportedly close to announcing a club-record deal worth over £15 million for Nigerian striker Ahmed Musa so will be naturally reluctant to fork out so much money on another player immediately after the CSKA Moscow forward's arrival.

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