EPL Leaders Leicester Appeal To Sign Nigerian Super Eagles Captain Ahmed Musa

EPL Leaders Leicester Appeal To Sign Nigerian Super Eagles Captain Ahmed Musa

Premier League leaders Leicester City still want to sign Nigeria’s Ahmed Musa despite having an initial bid rejected by CSKA Moscow, BBC Sport understands.

The Russian side have rejected a $21.6m (£15.1m) offer as they hold out for a fee closer to their $27m (£18.9m) valuation of the forward.

The 23-year-old is believed to be open to a move to Leicester.

The Nigeria captain has a $32.5m (£22.8m) buyout clause in his contract, which runs until 2019.

Leicester are expected to return with an improved bid for the player before the transfer window closes on 1 February.

A former VVV Venlo player, Musa has scored 10 goals in 29 games this season and 11 times in 56 appearances for Nigeria.