Leicester closing in on Ahmed Musa

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Premier League Champions Leicester City are close to signing CSKA Moscow striker Ahmed Musa, according to Sky Sports.

The Nigerian is undergoing the final stages of his medical, and should he complete it successfully, the move, which could cost Leicester over £15 million, will be completed by the weekend. With a fee so high, the club will break their record transfer fee for the second time this week, after sealing a £13 million deal for Nampalys Mendy last weekend.

Musa had a successful season in Russia last year, scoring 13 goals and making five assists in 30 league games for Moscow. He also has a respectable record for his country with 11 goals from 58 appearances for Nigeria, two of which came in the 2014 World Cup against Argentina.


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Sky have also reported that Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri does not see Musa as a replacement for N'Golo Kante, who is reported to be a target for a number of clubs. The midfielder is currently on duty for France at Euro 2016, and could feature in the final this Sunday after his country beat Germany 2-0 to set up the finale with Portugal.

Ranieri will be hoping he can keep hold of his star man this summer. If he stays at the club, Kante will be joined by three new players, goalkeeper Ron-Robert Zieler, defender Luis Hernandez and midfielder Mendy, who have already been confirmed by Leicester.

The champions are looking to strengthen over the summer as they'll be fighting on four fronts this season (Premier League, Champions League, League Cup and FA Cup), so more business will surely be done by the club in the following weeks.

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