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Russia club giant CSKA Moscow have added another player to the ranks as they releases forward Ahmed Musa for a transfer to English Premier League champions Leicester City.

The Russian champions added Lacina Traore from French outfit AS Monaco on a season long loan deal.

The 25-year old talented forward plays for Ivory Coast and has four goals in eight games to his credit. The player was acquired to replace the Nigerian Musa who opted to play English football in the forthcoming season. Traore played in Russia from 2011 to 2014 for Kuban Krasnodar and Anji Makhachkala. He moved to Monaco then played on a loan deal for Everton FC in England. In the last campaign, he scored three goals for the club in 19 Ligue 1 games.

CSKA are set for the beginning of a new campaign from the 23rd of July when they face Zenit St. Petersburg in the Super Cup. They have made it through to the group stage of the UEFA Champions League and would be hoping Traore is in his best form as he covers for Musa.

Musa would be appearing in the Champions League as well for Leicester City as they qualified after finishing top of the English Premier League. The champions acquired the 23-year old for £16 million. The move finally went through after the club earlier tried to get him from CSKA in January. He joins other signings this summer as Leicester prepare for a busy season playing in the Champions League, defending their Premier League title even with increased competition, the Capital One cup, the FA Cup and other engagements. Musa joins Nampalys Mendy, Luis Hernandez and Ron-Robert Zieler. Through all his time in Russia since 2012, Musa scored 54 goals in 168 games, with the last campaign being a brilliant one for him.