Report: Leicester's first bid for Ahmed Musa rejected, 23-year-old forward wants move

Leicester City have reportedly failed in a bid for Ahmed Musa.

According to BBC Sport, Leicester City have had a £15m bid for CSKA Moscow star Ahmed Musa rejected - but the player wants to join the Foxes.

The Foxes have been adding young players so far during this month's transfer window, with Birmingham winger Demarai Gray and Copenhagen utility man Daniel Amartey.

Currently sitting three points clear at the top of the Premier League table, Leicester will still have hope that they can win the title this season, despite many suggesting that they will fall away eventually - something which hasn't happened yet.

New additions can help achieve that goal, but manager Claudio Ranieri is cleverly targeting players with great potential, so that even if Leicester don't win the league this season, they will have a squad of bright young talents for years to come.

That seems to be in mind with their latest move, as BBC Sport suggest that the Foxes have had a whopping £15m bid for CSKA Moscow forward Ahmed Musa rejected.

The 23-year-old, known for his blistering pace, has hit 46 goals in 153 games for CSKA since joining from Dutch side VVV Venlo in 2012, and he even shone at the 2014 World Cup, scoring twice for Nigeria in a 3-2 defeat to Argentina.

It's stated that CSKA want Leicester to pay Musa's £22.8m buyout clause in order to get a deal done, with Musa allegedly keen to snap the young forward up this month.

That would be a huge commitment from Leicester to pay over £20m for a player, but Musa certainly has ability as well as a desire to join the Foxes, so it's no wonder Ranieri is pursuing a deal.

Would Musa be a good signing for Leicester?

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