The manager of CSKA Moscow has confirmed that current English Premier League champion, Leicester City, have made a bid for their forward in Ahmed Musa.
This is according to the Russian club’s manager, Leonid Slutsky.
Claudio Ranieri is expected to strengthen his squad significantly this summer as the Premier League champions look to defend their title next season as well as juggle the demands of Champions League football. A group stage ticket that the acquired without spending much on players. There is also now a need to have several replacements and they would play in several tournaments this coming season where they largely played in only the Premier League.
Leicester City earlier made attempts to sign Musa in January and had a bid turned down by CSKA. This was because Leicester City was not able to meet the £18m at that time. Appearing on Russian sports channel Match TV, Slutsky said they have returned with a new offer for the Nigeria international, thought to be in the region of £22m. He said:
“The British club offered a bit less than €30m [£22.86m],” he started out.
“A few days ago, Musa approached me and asked: ‘When is he [Claudio Ranieri] back from holiday?’ I told him: ‘I am not Ranieri, I do not know.’
“I do not know for sure [if Leicester have resumed negotiations] because these negotiations are dealt with by management, but I think the probability is very high.”
Musa scored 18 goals, provided six assists in 44 appearances, as CSKA won their sixth Russian Premier League title. The 23-year-old is currently away on international duty with the Nigeria squad. The Nigerian national team look forward to playing Mali on Friday prior to taking on Luxemborg the following Tuesday.