Leicester City are ready to smash their record transfer fee this summer in pursuit of CSKA Moscow hit-man Ahmed Musa, according to the Sunday People.
The Premier League leaders are in the market for a speedy forward in the mould of striking sensation Jamie Vardy and have identified the Nigeria international as their top target and will make a summer move.
Musa, 23, has excellent pedigree, but it would cost over £15million to lure him from the Russian capital.
That would eclipse the fee spent on Croatia striker Andrej Kramaric 14 months ago. He cost £9m, but has failed to make his mark at the King Power Stadium.
Musa has a record of almost one goal every three matches and has made his mark in the Russian League during a three-year spell since joining from Dutch outfit VVV Venlo.
But, more importantly, he is known for his pace and that would give Vardy competition for a spot that he has made his own this season.
The England international has found the net 19 times so far, but club officials are worried they do not have an alternative, should the forward pick up a knock as they get set to play in the Champions League for the first time.
But Musa offers cover for Vardy and, should Claudio Ranieri’s side qualify for Europe, which they are expected to do, such a purchase would give the Italian the additional firepower he wants to compete at every level next season.
Musa is also currently the captain of Nigeria’s Super Eagles.