Musa rejecting Saints, Everton, West Ham for Leicester

Date published: Monday 4th July 2016 12:30

Ahmed Musa will complete his move to Leicester soon, rejecting advances from Southampton, Everton and West Ham, according to the player’s agent.

Premier League champions Leicester courted the CSKA Moscow forward in the January transfer window, while Manchester United also emerged as contenders for his signature.

Musa remained in Russia however, finishing the season with 13 league goals from 29 games for the eventual Russian Premier League champions.

Leicester returned with a reported £22million bid for the striker in May, and it has now been confirmed by the player’s agent that the Foxes have succeeded in their attempts to sign him.

“Everything has been finalised and Musa will be in England for his medical on Wednesday,” Tony Harris told BBC Sport, who also claim that Southampton, Everton and West Ham have been subsequently turned down by Musa.

CSKA Moscow head coach Leonid Slutsky confirmed the move on Monday.

“He’ll be leaving on Tuesday,” he said. “And if you look at the way things are done over there you’ll see he is a player just made for English football.”

The Nigerian, who made his international debut in 2010, has scored 53 goals in 164 games in Russia, and will move to the King Power Stadium for a reported club-record fee of £16.6m.

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